Bird Genus: Euplectes - Bishops & Widowbirds

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  • Fire-fronted Bishop, Euplectes diadematus: The Fire-fronted Bishop is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  • Black Bishop, Euplectes gierowii

  • Black-winged Red Bishop,Euplectes hordeaceus

  • Northern Red Bishop or Orange Bishop, Euplectes franciscanus

  • Northern Red Bishop, Euplectes orix

  • Southern Red Bishop or Red Bishop, Euplectes orix

  • Zanzibar Bishop, Euplectes nigroventris: The Zanzibar Bishop is found in Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

  • Golden-backed Bishop, Euplectes aureus: The Golden-backed Bishop is found in Angola and Sao Tomé and Principe.

  • Yellow Bishop, Euplectes capensis

  • Fan-tailed Widowbird, Euplectes axillaris

  • Yellow-shouldered Widowbird, Euplectes macrourus: The Yellow-shouldered Widowbird is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.

  • White-winged Widowbird, Euplectes albonotatus

  • Yellow-crowned Bishop - Breeding Male Red-collared Widowbird, Euplectes ardens: The Red-collared Widowbird is found in Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

  • Marsh Widowbird, Euplectes hartlaubi: The Marsh Widowbird is found in Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

  • Buff-shouldered Widowbird, Euplectes psammocromius: The Buff-shouldered Widowbird is found in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

  • Long-tailed Widowbird, Euplectes progne

  • Jackson's Widowbird, Euplectes jacksoni

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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