Orange Bishop: Small weaver finch with bright orange-red body and black belly. The head has a black crown, face, and bill and the wings are brown. Orange-red uppertail coverts are very long and extend over the short, brown tail. Native to sub-Saharan Africa. AKA Orange Weaver Finch.
Range and Habitat
Orange Bishop: Native to northwest and eastern Africa; introduced to and established in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Inhabits open savanna with tall shrubs and trees.
It is also known as the Red Bishop, Grenadier Weaver, Orange Bishop Weaver, and Orange Weaver.
It was formerly regarded as a subspecies of the Southern Red Bishop of the southern half of Africa. The two are now usually classified as separate species.
The Orange Bishop was first described in 1789 by Paul Erdmann Isert, a German botanist.