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Black-winged Red-Bishop (E. hordeaceus)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Estrildid clade
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Euplectes
Swainson, 1829
Species

About 17, see text

Euplectes is a genus of passerine bird in the weaver family, Ploceidae. It contains the bishops and widowbirds. They are all native to Africa south of the Sahara. It is believed that all birds in the genus are probably polygynous.[1]

It contains the following species in taxonomic order:

Aviculture

The Yellow-crowned Bishop and Northern Red-Bishop are popular in aviculture.

References

  1. ^ Craig, Adrian J. F. K. (1980). "Behaviour and evolution in the genus Euplectes". Journal of Ornithology. 121 (2): 144–161. doi:10.1007/BF01642928. 

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