|Species:||Southern Red (Red) Bishop (Euplectes orix)|
|Location:||Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Ring Type:||Legring: colour combination|
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.
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.