nonbreeding male or female; brown-streaked (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Yellow Bishop
Euplectes capensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: this species shows striking sexual dimorphism as well as pronounced differences between breeding and non-breeding plumages; non-breeding makes and females (pictured below) are plain brown-streaked birds, whereas males in breeding plumage are jet-black with a bright yellow rump and a yellow shoulder patch.

frontal view; conical bill; buffy eyestripe (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

dorsal view; black-and-buff scalloped pattern (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

nonbreeding pair (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

nonbreeding specimen (South Africa; 2007-06-30)