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Yellow - Crowned Bishop can be found across much of central and southern Africa.
Their diet consists of insects, grains and seeds.
Two to four eggs are laid in a nest made by the male, incubation lasts 12-14 days and chicks fledge at around two weeks.
Yellow - Crowned Bishops can live up to 10 years.
About the Yellow-crowned Bishop
The Yellow-Crowned Bishop is a striking yellow colour - this only occurs in the male. They use their brightly coloured feathers in two ways. Firstly, as a warning to other male bishops to stay away and secondly, to attract a female. They do this by fluffing their feathers up and calling out.
The Yellow-Crowned Bishop is found in Africa, below the Sahara desert. They move around depending on the time of year. If it’s the breeding season then they like to move to marshy and flooded areas, and at all other times will make their way back to drier areas. They eat a variety of insects, grains and seeds.
Did you know?
Found in the weaver family, which are named as such for the elaborate nests the cocks will weave in order to attract a hen.