Euplectes afer afer
English : Yellow-crowned bishop
French : Euplecte vorabé
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known
Adults can reach 10 cm in length for a weight of 20 g. Female is streaked brown with clear breast, white supercillium and clear bill. Male has bright yellow crown, nape, back, breast and flanks. Black face and belly. Subspecies with extensive yellow breast and flanks.
Range and habitat
The species occurs as scattered populations in Subsaharan Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia, south to South Africa. Subspecies found from Mauritania to Sudan, south to north Angola. Lives in often in wet areas like swamps, open grassy valleys and flooded grassland.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a fragmented range but most populations remain stable and the species is thought to be common and safe.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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