1014. Ploceus manyar striatus

(1014) Ploceus manyar striatus (Blyth).
The Sind Striated WEAVER-Bird.
Ploceus manyar striatus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. in, p. 74.
This race is found in Sind, the Punjab and the North-West Frontier. Over large areas it does not occur but, wherever there are wide stretches of grass near, or in, marsh or lake, these Weavers may almost certainly be met with.
Its breeding habits, nests and eggs, are just the same as those of the preceding race but, whereas a colony of forty pairs of that bird is exceptional, the present race often collects in very large numbers. Hume says :—“There are places in the Etawah and Mynpooree Districts, and again in Sindh, arid as these localities as a whole are, where, nevertheless, finding suitable rushy, reedy cover, it breeds in great numbers. In one dhand in Upper Sindh I found nearly 100 old nests in a small bulrush island not 20 yards in diameter.”
Occasionally these Weavers breed in trees, as Colonel Butler says that he once found the nests of P. benghalensis, P. philippinus and P. m. striatus “all in the same tree.”
The nests of this Weaver sometimes have very long tubular entrances, often twice as long as the body of the nest ; on the other hand many have them very short, two or three inches only, in length.
The breeding season seems to be invariably from the start of the rains, i. e., about the middle of June, to the end September and, in the same colony, nests may be found with full-fledged young, while there may be other nests only just begun or with fresh eggs.
Twenty-five eggs taken by Hume average 20.7 x 14.7 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1014. Ploceus manyar striatus
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1014
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
9
Common name: 
Sind Striated Weaver Bird
M_ID: 
29634
M_CN: 
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
M_SN: 
Ploceus manyar
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14107

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