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The Southern Red Bishop (Euplectes orix) is a weaver belonging to the family Ploceidae. This beautiful inhabitant of the South African marshy grassland and cultivated areas in open country is a common species. Often seen perched on reeds, the bright plumage of the Southern Red Bishop is a jewel in this landscape. On the head, a black face mask includes the forehead, forecrown, lores, cheeks, chin and upper throat. North of the Equator, it is replaced by the Northern Red Bishop or Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus).
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