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Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar flaviceps   - Male in breeding plumage
Streaked Weaver
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 8 August 2010
English synonyms:Manyar Weaver, Streaked Weaver Bird, Streaked Weaverbird, Striated Weaver
Bird Family :Ploceidae - Weavers & Fodies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This species is very localized in its distribution within the district of Kutch.

Freshwater wetlands with emergent reeds and Typha vegetation provided excellent habitat for the species.

A colony of some 200 birds thrive successfuly near the edge of the Great Rann where a freshwater spring feeds the water supply and keeps the right kind of habitat alive for this species. - JT