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Euplectes afer

Basic information
Scientific name Euplectes afer (No picture)
Common names Yellow-crowned bishop, Napoleon weaver, Golden bishop, Yellow weaber
Higher taxon Ploceidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range W, C, and E Africa
Habitat Swamp in grassland, in natural range.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Observed in Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Ehime Prefs. Whether or not breed in Japan is unknown. Range in Japan
Date In Kanagawa Pref., observed since 1974. In Kanto District, observed in 1961 to 1981.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Caribbean islands, Portugala, Oman, UAE, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-14)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.