Weaver Wednesday 3: range changes in S Africa
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
Range changes in SA
Range change summary
In South Africa the Yellow Bishop has more grid cells with decreases in reporting rate than cells showing increases, between SABAP1 (1987-1991) and SABAP2 (2007-).
The points below match the points on the map above.
Areas with very large increases include:
1. Limpopo Province - slight range expansion northwards.
2. Interior of the Eastern Cape - range expansion westwards.
Areas with very large decreases include:
3. Southern Mpumalanga and northern KwaZulu-Natal - occurs at low reporting rate and decreasing.
Areas with very small changes include:
4. The Yellow Bishop occurs at a relatively high density in much of the Western Cape and this population appears to be stable, i.e. shows mostly small increases (light green) or small decreases (yellow).
Range changes elsewhere
Mozambique - new records from far north coast (SAFRING database).