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Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus(species text)
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Colony sizeColony size for this species in PHOWN (min - mean - max, sample size) and published data:
|PHOWN||Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15|
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PHOWN Records per month for this species
|Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15||Aug-Nov in Gambia and Senegal, May-Oct in Mali and lvory Coast, Jul-Sept in Ghana, Jan-Jul in Togo, Jul-Nov in Benin, Jun-Oct in Burkina-Fasso and Nigeria, Oct in Niger, Feb-Mar and Aug-Nov in Sudan, May-Sept in Ethiopia; in Somalia, Apr and Jul in NW and Jul-Sept in S; May-Oct in NE DRCongo and May-Jun in Uganda|
Figure above right: breeding seasonality shown as records per month (if available), where months are numbered from January where January=1 etc.
The records are grouped into 6 regions: Safr=southern Africa, Cafr=central Africa, Wafr=western Africa, Eafr=eastern Africa, Asia=southern Asia, IO=Indian Ocean islands
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Published breeding informationBreeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.
Polygynous, with up to five females per male
Aug-Nov in Gambia and Senegal, May-Oct in Mali and lvory Coast, Jul-Sept in Ghana, Jan-Jul in Togo, Jul-Nov in Benin, Jun-Oct in Burkina-Fasso and Nigeria, Oct in Niger, Feb-Mar and Aug-Nov in Sudan, May-Sept in Ethiopia; in Somalia, Apr and Jul in NW and Jul-Sept in S; May-Oct in NE DRCongo and May-Jun in Uganda
placed 1-2m above ground and supported by vertical grassor weed stems or in cultivated crops, rarely 3-6m above ground in bamboo, bush or tree
built by male, lined by female
average size of 48 eggs 17.3 x 12.8 mm (Nigeria)
incubation by female only, period 13-14 days in captivity
chicks fed by female alone, nestling period 14-16 days (in captivity, more than 23 days recorded)
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Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Northern Red Bishop (2014-12-24)
Weaver Wednesday : Northern Red Bishop (2013-12-17)