Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer), Northern Red Bishop
(Euplectes franciscanus), or something else?
I got this little, short-tailed bird at my seed feeder today (October 22, 2017), and I’m thinking it is a Yellow-crowned Bishop. Any suggestions are welcome. The bird is about 2/3rds the size of House Finches with which it was feeding, making it about 4 inches long.
After asking around and being given a key to these little brown birds, consensus is leaning towards Northern Red Bishop largely based on the lack of streaking on the chest.