French: Euplecte doré German: Goldrückenweber Spanish: Obispo dorado
J. F. Gmelin
São Tomé I and coastal Angola (from Luanda and Bengo S to Benguela, and recorded in extreme NE Zaire#R); perhaps introduced in one of the two areas.
12 cm; 25 g. Small, short-tailed bishop. Male breeding has head black, upperparts golden-orange, posteriorly some feathers tipped black, uppertail-coverts grey-brown;... read more
Song a repetitive series of loud, metallic notes, speeding up towards end of phrase, "bzic bzic-... read more
Tall razor-grass, rank vegetation in open acacia (Acacia) savanna and floodplains;... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet seeds and insects; small grass seeds selected by captive individuals. Generally encountered in small flocks; often... read more
Breeds Dec–Apr on São Tomé. Polygynous. Not colonial, but nests tend to be clumped in groups of up to ten. Male defends... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Angola EBA. Current status not well known, and limited range may render it vulnerable to habitat changes... read more
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