Orange Bishop, Katy, TX


Orange Bishop

Orange Bishop

Orange Bishop


An African native, the Orange Bishop is an exotic species here in Houston. These birds, introduced no doubt via the caged-bird trade, have become established in west Houston and it seems their numbers are growing. This individual visited our garden on 4 February. He is a male seeming to be starting his spring molt to a stunning bright orange and black plumage. Imagine my surprise when I saw that "sparrow" on the ground with the strange orange tail! I have since confirmed this to be a bona-fide Orange Bishop. Enjoy!
kjs


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