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Red Bishop

 (other names: Grenadier weaver, Orange Weaver)

Red Bishop
origin:Northwest and Eastern Africa
life expectancy:7 years
scientific name:Euplectes orix
family:Ploceidae
dimensions:12 to 15 cm
compatibility: very agressivesinging ability: not very melodious
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History [ edit ]

The Red Bishop is native from Africa, the sub-tropical regions, being spotted frequently in a wide range territory, from South of Sahara to South Africa. It inhabits grasslands near water and eats seeds. Due to its large populations and flocks of a million individuals, they are considered a pest by farmers, since they destroy crops by eating the seeds. However, they feed primarily on seeds not cultivated by man.

Red Bishops (Euplectes orix) are weavers, so called because of the way they build their nest. The classification of the Orange Bishop (E. (orix) franciscana) is controversial: by some it is considered a sub-specie of the Red Bishop, but others see it as independent specie. 
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Temperament [ edit ]

The Red Bishop is a