Non-native Bird Species

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.




One comment

  1. Clint · October 24, 2017

    Not sure of the species but based upon google image searches I did, looks right.

    Also, good shots!


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