(Euplectes orix)

FUN FACT

Distribution

South Africa north to Angola and south-eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo. Rare in the Kalihari and Namib Desert.

Habitat

Grasses and reeds near water during breeding season; grasslands and savanna at other times of the year.

Diet

Seeds, grains and occasional insects.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Red Bishop in our Grasslands Exhibit.