(1014) Ploceus manyar striatus.
The Sind Striated Weaver-Bird.
Euplectes striatus Blyth, J. A. S. B., xi, p. 873 (1842) (Sind). Ploceus manyar. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 179 (part).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Sex for sex similar to the preceding bird but paler with finer striae below ; the black in the male is confined to the throat and does not extend on to the upper breast.
Colours of soft parts as in P. m. flaviceps.
Measurements much the same as those in P. m. flaviceps.
Distribution. Sind, Punjab and North-West Frontier.
Nidification and Habits. Not distinguishable from those of the other races of this species. In Sind, owing probably to the suitable tracts of reed-covered swamps being more restricted, this "Weaver often breeds in very large colonies. Hume mentions finding 100 nests in one small island not 20 yards in diameter.