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Southern Red Bishop

The Southern Red Bishop (Euplectes orix) is a small passerine bird in the weaver family native to wetlands and grassland in Africa south of the Equator. It is 10–11 cm (3.9–4.3 in) long and has a thick conical bill. Breeding males are brightly coloured with red or orange and black plumage. The non-breeding male and female have streaky brown plumage, paler below.

Photo: JJ Harrison

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