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Northern Red Bishop

Euplectes franciscanus


This fluffy fella is common African weaver named Northern Red Bishop, a sparrow sized stocky and attractive bird. Portrayed here is a male in its full breeding attire - distinctively bright orange-red bird with black face and front, and black waistband.


This is resident breeding species in much of the belt south of Sahara and north of Equator, in open spaces and close to water. Here, observed in rural areas of Niger State of Nigeria, close to rivers and cultivated lands.


So, I'm closing my Nigeria chapter like I started it, with the same species - I saw plenty of Red Bishops in Niger State, I had the impression they were everywhere...

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JamesPriest2 2 years ago

Beautiful looking bird

Hema 2 years ago

little red riding hood!

Hema 2 years ago

this bird is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Niger, Nigeria

Spotted on Oct 5, 2018
Submitted on Jan 12, 2019

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