Southern red bishop

Breeding male is similar to Black-winged Bishop but differs in having a black forehead and brown (not black) primaries.
Female, non-breeding male and juvenile are difficult to distinguish from similar plumage stages of Yellow-crowned Bishop, but Southern Red Bishop has more heavily streaked underparts with a buff (not white) background colour.
Grassland and savanna, usually associated with water. Breeds in reedbeds, sometimes in crops.
In display, males give a buzzing, chirping song; normal flight call is a 'cheet-cheet'.


(en) Southern red bishop
(sc) Euplectes orix
(nl) Grenadierwever
(af) Rooivink