Alternative name: Black-winged Red Bishop
- Euplectes hordeaceus
Thick, black conical bill
- Scarlet head, neck and upper breast
- Black mask, belly and wings
- Brown tail
- Yellowish-brown, streaked above
- White underparts
- Yellowish supercilium
Female- similar, but paler
A much bulkier, less compact bird than the more common Northern Red Bishop.
Widespread throught out sub-Saharan Africa (except South Africa)
Subspecies craspedopterus is not recognised by all authorities.
Open country near water, damp grassland and farms.
Its nest is a sphere, placed in tall grass. The clutch consists of 2-4 eggs.
The diet includes seed, grain and insects.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Black-winged Bishop. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Black-winged_Bishop