Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus
Male Northern Red Bishop, Shai Hills, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

May 2011

The Northern Red Bishop is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara and north of the Equator. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in moist grassland and reedbeds.

Male Northern Red Bishop, Kalakpa, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image A member of the weaver family, it feeds on grass seeds and insects. These photos show male birds in breeding plumage but outside the breeding season the males look similar to females.

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