Northern Red Bishop

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The northern red bishop or orange bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) is a weaver belonging to the family Ploceidae.

It was formerly regarded as a subspecies of the southern red bishop (Euplectes orix) of the southern half of Africa. The two are now usually classified as separate species.

The northern red bishop is a resident breeding bird species in Africa south of the Sahara Desert and north of the Equator. It has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Martinique and Guadeloupe in the West Indies. Also, it has been introduced to Californiain the 1980s.

This common weaver occurs in a range of open country, especially tall grassland and often near water. source

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