Nonnatives - Orange Bishop

Orange Bishop - Euplectes franciscanus


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1994

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 4 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: Native to moist grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa (Clements 1991). It has been introduced and become established in parts of California and Hawaii.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 2000   Not reported breeding (Pranty 2001a)
Sarasota 1999   Not reported breeding (Pranty 2000b)
Seminole 1991   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Wakulla 1994   Not reported breeding (Pranty 1995c)


Clements, J. 1991. Birds of the World: A checklist. Ibis Publishing Co., Vista, CA.

Pranty, B. 1995c. Field observations [winter report: December 1994-February 1995]. Florida Field Naturalist 23:77-86.

Pranty, B. 2000b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 2000]. Florida Field Naturalist 28:204-215.

Pranty, B. 2001a. Field observations [summer report: June-July 2000]. Florida Field Naturalist 29:33-40.

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