Southern red bishop

Euplectes orix

The southern red bishop is a small passerine bird native to sub-equatorial Africa.

Southern red bishop behavior and facts

  • The southern red bishop is member of the weaver family.
  • Wetlands and grassland are their preferred habitats.
  • They feed on grains and insects.

From birth to death

  • Southern red bishops breed in reedbeds, and less frequently in crops.
  • Males establish a small territory in which they build multiple nests for the purpose of attracting females.
  • Clutch: 3 eggs


IUCN least concern

Southern red bishops, the Oregon Zoo and you

The zoo's southern red bishops live in the Howard Vollum Aviary exhibit.