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Euplectes orix

Basic information
Scientific name Euplectes orix

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Common names Orange bishop, Red bishop, Grenadier weaver, Durra bird
Higher taxon Ploceidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range W, C, and E Africa. Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, Democr. Repub. Congo (former Zaire), Uganda, and Kenya
Habitat Reed bed, riverside, grassland, farm area, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There are records of breeding in Kyoto and occurrence in Miyagi, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Hyogo. Despite occrrence in 1970, no record since 1990. Range in Japan
Date Observed in 1973 at Kanagawa Pref., and in 1961 to 1981 in Kanto District.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal
Impact Damage on agriculture in natural range.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries UAE,Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, St. Helena, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-07) (in Jpn)
  • 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.