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Red Bishop Southern red bishop – (Euplectes orix)

The Red Bishop is a fairly gregarious bird, nesting in colonies and foraging in flocks. It feeds on seeds and some insects.

It is 10–11 centimetres long and has a thick conical bill. Breeding males are brightly coloured with red (occasionally orange) and black plumage.

In the breeding season it is found near water among grass, reeds, sedges or crops such as sugar cane.

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