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Weaver Wednesday 3  - Range changes : Yellow-crowned Bishop2017-05-17 (781)
Weaver Wednesday 3: range changes in S Africa (species text)
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
Range changes in SA
The points below match the points on the map above.
Areas with very large increases include:
Areas with very large decreases include:
The greatest changes appear on the edges of its range. This is not too surprising as this species is somewhat nomadic, depending on ephemeral wetlands.
Range changes elsewhereZimbabwe: movements in relation to dry conditions (Baker 2012b).
Exotic populations established in foreign countries, especially Spain and Portugal, also Hawaii, Jamaica, Japan, Puerto Rico: Appendix of Dyer EE, Redding DW, Blackburn TM. 2017. The global avian invasions atlas, a database of alien bird distributions worldwide. Nature Scientific Data 4 no: 170041.
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Weaver Wednesday 3  - Range changes : Yellow-crowned Bishop (2017-05-17)
Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Yellow-crowned Bishop (2015-01-14)
Weaver Wednesday : Yellow-crowned Bishop (2012-07-04)