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626 views on 25.01.2014

Location: ZOO, Warsaw, Poland
Specie: Southern Red Bishop

The Southern Red Bishop or Red Bishop (Euplectes orix) is a small passerine bird belonging to the bishop and widowbird genus Euplectes in the weaver family Ploceidae. It is common in wetlands and grassland in Africa south of the Equator. North of the Equator, it is replaced by the Northern Red Bishop or Orange Bishop (E. franciscanus) which was formerly regarded as a subspecies of this species.

It is 10–11 centimetres long and has a thick conical bill. Breeding males are brightly-coloured with red (occasionally orange) and black plumage. The forehead, face and throat are black and the rest of the head is red. The upperparts are red apart from the brown wings and tail. The upper breast and under tail-coverts are red while the lower breast and belly are black. The non-breeding male and female have streaky brown plumage, paler below. Females are smaller than the males.

It occurs from South Africa north to Angola, southern and eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, southern Uganda and south-west Kenya. It is largely absent from the Namib Desert and Kalahari.

In the breeding season it is found near water among grass, reeds, sedges or crops such as sugar cane. Outside the breeding season it will venture into drier grassland and savanna habitats.

Date taken: 11.05.2012
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/160s * F/3.2 * 200mm * ISO800

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  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 2 years ago

    Spectacular framing I must say! A fave!

  • Thank you! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Well done Dominika…..Beautiful work….

  • Thank you Thomas :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Stunning capture Dominika!

  • Thank you :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 2 years ago

    Very nice. Great shot Dominika!

  • Thank you very much :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. Are there 3 birds in this photo? One looks like a reflection. Beautiful image.

  • Thank you! Yes, there are 3 birds there, it’s not a reflection.

    – Dominika Aniola

  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    This is so joyful.Superb work, beautiful portrait!!!!

  • Thanks Andy :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Nice work.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thank you very much :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Cheers! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    September 3rd, 2012
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    Mary

  • Thank you Mary!! :)

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you Larry :)

    – Dominika Aniola

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