During the breeding season the male Southern Red Bishop is one of the regions most stunning looking birds.
Red Bishops are a common sight in reedbeds during summer. Males can be seen perched on reeds, building nests or chasing females.
Female Red Bishops, and non-breeding males, are drab and inconspicuous birds.
They feed on seeds and insects and can sometimes be seen at bird-feeders in residential areas.
Male Red Bishops weave a nest in the reeds. They mate with more than one female. Up to four eggs are laid.