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Northern Red Bishop

Euplectes franciscanus


This is common African weaver, a sparrow sized stocky 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.

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 months ago

Many thanks all; this is really an honour.

Congrats Zlatan

SukanyaDatta 4 months ago

Congratulations Zlatan.

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 4 months ago

Amazing spotting Sir...👍

DanielePralong 4 months ago

Congratulations Zlatan, this spotting came equal second in a tied vote in our 2018 Best Wildlife Photo Competition, Bird category!



Jopy 9 months ago

well deserved :)

Beautiful series Zlatan,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 9 months ago

Wow! Once again, many thanks guys, I'm really honoured by this and yur comments.

MichaelS 9 months ago

Beautiful picture, Zlatan!

DanielePralong 9 months ago

Congratulations Zlatan, this great series of environmental shots is our Spotting of the Day:

"Spotting of the Day! This beautifully composed image does a great job of showing the tall, open grassland habitat that is home to the Northern Red Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus). This weaver in the family Ploceidae is a resident of Africa south of the Sahara and north of the Equator. Grassland habitats provide the seeds and insects that this bird feeds on. Shown here is a breeding male, splendid in scarlet with a black head and black waistcoat.
Did you know? Our acronym stands for Networked organisms and habitats. This year, our photo competition has an emphasis on habitats. It is open till the end of 2018. Check it out! https://buff.ly/2zmhIp1 "



Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 9 months ago

Thank you all.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 9 months ago

Beautiful capture Zlatan.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 months ago

Highlight colour! Beautiful.

DanielePralong 9 months ago

Beautiful images Zlatan!

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Niger, Nigeria

Lat: 9.96, Long: 6.82

Spotted on Oct 4, 2018
Submitted on Nov 1, 2018

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