Orange bishop

Orange bishops are sparrow sized birds from Africa. In the breeding season the males have stunning orange and black colouring, outside of this time they have drab brown plumage that resembles that of the females.

They inhabit reedbeds and grasslands near water, here the males weave nests from long pieces of vegetation around which they display to attract the females. Each male will defend a territory containing the nests of several females.

Our group of orange bishops can be seen in our African finch aviary and if you look at the plants you will see some of the nests that the males have created.

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