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Yellow Bishop

Euplectes capensis (Linnaeus, C 1766)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis capensis Frank Lambert 2019-10-20 Kwaa ttu camp, Swartland Local Municipality, West Coast DC, Western Cape, Malmesbury (South Africa) (80 m) call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

512683
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Dries Van de Loock 2021-12-27 Kasisi Mission, Lusaka Province, Kafue (Zambia) (1100 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

745557
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis approximans Charles Hesse 30-12-2009 Mt Sheba, South Africa (South Africa) (1700 m) Calls (A) - 62275
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Breede rivier, Wellington-Ceres road, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392497
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Peter Boesman 2017-09-27 South of Swellendam, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392499
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Faansie Peacock 2017-09-28 Kagga Kamma PNR, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (1100 m) call -

A male in breeding plumage just sitting in the canopy of a small tree, making this very high-pitched squeak. A water fountain in the background adds some noise.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

388304
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Paarl Mountain area, Paarl, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392495
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Peter Boesman 2013-02-05 Tzaneen area, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) call - [sono] 280292
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis crassirostris Hans Matheve 2021-12-27 Kasisi Mission, Lusaka Province, Kafue (Zambia) (1100 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

699856
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Robert Davis 2018-01-13 Lake Nzilu South south shore approach, Katanga (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (1400 m) song -

male, based on bright yellow rump patch and shoulders.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

401350
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Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Lynette Rudman 2018-08-20 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (650 m) song -

A very short snippet of a call by a male Yellow Bishop in non-breeding plumage in late winter from montane grassland.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

431839
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Pamela C. Rasmussen 5 Jan 2011 South Africa: Mpumalanga; Kaapsehoop (-25.59, 30.77) , South Africa (South Africa) (1650 m) song - quality: good 11810
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Paweł Szymański 2015-12-07 Babanki, Mezam, Northwest, Nord-Ouest (Cameroon) (2100 m) call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

296100
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Lynette Rudman 2020-02-25 Makana Local Municipality (near Grahamstown), Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (650 m) adult, male, song -

Male bird singing from a bush surrounded by grassland in the early morning in mid summer. Traffic sounds from the busy highway nearby were partially filtered out.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

534090
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Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Peter Boesman 2017-12-15 Mkushi farm region, Central province, Central (Zambia) song - [sono] 398039
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Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Lynette Rudman 2018-11-03 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (650 m) call, display call, male -

A male bird in full breeding plumage sitting on top of a low bush and calling and then displaying. This sound clip is taken from a video I edited consisting of two videos of the same bird. The first part of the clip has the bird singing its thin high-pitched single-note call. Halfway through, his call speeds up and then two thirds of the way through he does the sizzling part of the display call three times. The bird was on a bush in the middle of a pan that had long grass. One female was incubating eggs in the middle of the pan of grass.

The video with this sound clip can be seen on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xTTMPpwas4

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

441151
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis isaac kilusu 2020-11-16 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) adult, call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

603440
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Pamela C. Rasmussen 5 Jan 2011 South Africa: Mpumalanga; Kaapsehoop (-25.59, 30.77) , South Africa (South Africa) (1650 m) song and calls - quality: good 11803
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis James Bradley 2020-03-12 Murungaru area, North Kinangop, Nyandarua County, Nyandarua (Kenya) (2400 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

537727
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Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis paulo kivuyo 2021-03-31 kikatiti, Meru, Arusha Region, Arusha (Tanzania) (1100 m) adult, call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

634554
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Lynette Rudman 2017-11-04 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (650 m) song -

Male bird seen calling from a small shrub near a pan with long grass in Spring. The beginning of the sound clip has its single note call but towards the end it has the sizzling call and the male was fluffing out his yellow back feathers while doing this.

playback-used:no

391713
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis capensis Frank Lambert 2019-10-18 Cape of Good Hope NP, Western Cape, Simon Town (South Africa) (120 m) adult, call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

512613
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Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis Peter Boesman 2017-09-25 West Coast NP, Langebaan, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392498
xeno-canto.org
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis capensis Frank Lambert 2019-10-20 Kwaa ttu camp, Swartland Local Municipality, West Coast DC, Western Cape, Malmesbury (South Africa) (80 m) call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

512682
xeno-canto.org
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