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bishop-bird, noun

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Perhaps so named because of the scarlet and black plumage of Euplectes oryx.
Any of several birds of the genus Euplectes of the Ploceidae, especially E. oryx; bishop. Frequently also with distinguishing epithet.
1884 Layard & Sharpe Birds of S. Afr. 463We have not thought it necessary to separate these two Bishop Birds specifically.
1986 L.B. Hall in Style July 97From the bushes red bishop birds rise up in fright, like small flying embers.
Any of several birds of the genus Euplectes of the Ploceidae, especially E. oryx; bishop. Frequently also with distinguishing epithet.

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