Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer


Also known as the Golden Bishop, the Yellow-crowned Bishop is a widespread resident of sub-Saharan Africa, where it is found from Senegal east to Ethiopia, and south to South Africa, which has been introduced in parts of southern Europe, as well as in Japan. In the Neotropics this species was first reported on Puerto Rico in the early 1970s, where it is uncommon at around three localities scattered over the island, while there are also reports from two localities in southern Jamaica since the late 1980s, but there is no up-to-date information on the species’ status in the latter country.

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© Robert L. Sutton

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Yellow-crowned Bishop (Euplectes afer), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: