Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Synonym (old name) - Red Bishop
Common name - Southern Red Bishop, Rooivink, (Roberts 824)
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Description The female and the non-breeding male are boldly streaked buff and dark brown above with a whitish eyebrow. It is white below, washed buff and streaked brown on breast and flanks; wings and tail dark brown. The breeding male is orange-scarlet with a black facemask which extends onto the crown, a black belly, and brown wings and tail. Found in flocks in reeds, grassland, cultivate fields, vleis. Common resident.
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