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Red Bishop Project


Researcher/s: Stacey Hallam



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Species: Southern Red (Red) Bishop (Euplectes orix)
Location: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Running From: 2014
Ring Type: Legring: colour combination
Colour Combination:

NOTES:
Project: Moult and energetics in three species from the Euplectes genus representing a gradient of elaborate plumage ornamentation.

Institutions: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Goal: Investigating the effect of moult and elaborate plumage ornamentation on the energetics of Red-collared widowbirds (Euplectes ardens), Fan-tailed widowbirds (Euplectes axillaris) and Southern red bishops (Euplectes orix).

Birders and members of the public are kindly asked to report ring colours.



Colour combinations:


Paper Pubished from this project

Ninnes et al. 2017. Are red bishops red enough? On the persistence of a generalized receiver bias in Euplectes. Behavioral Ecology, 28(1): 117-122.