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Red and black bishops
There are 5 bishops where the males in breeding plumage are red and black. The table below shows some plumage differences in the breeding males. The species are ordered by average wing size of males (Southern Red Bishop and Black Bishop populations vary in size geographically).
|species||wing||forehead & crown||chin & breast|
|Zanzibar Bishop Euplectes nigroventris||58.8||red||black|
|Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus||62.9||black||red|
|Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix||70-75||black & red||black & red|
|Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus||75.7||red||black & red|
|Black Bishop Euplectes gierowii||79-87||black||black & red|