Euplectes is a genus of passerine bird in the weaver family, Ploceidae. It contains the bishops and widowbirds. They are all native to Africa south of the Sahara. It is believed that all birds in the genus are probably polygynous.

It contains the following species in taxonomic order:

  • Yellow-crowned Bishop, Euplectes afer
  • Fire-fronted Bishop, Euplectes diadematus
  • Black Bishop, Euplectes gierowii
  • Black-winged Red Bishop, Euplectes hordeaceus
  • Northern Red Bishop or Orange Bishop, Euplectes franciscanus
  • Southern Red Bishop or Red Bishop, Euplectes orix
  • Zanzibar Red Bishop, Euplectes nigroventris
  • Golden-backed Bishop, Euplectes aureus
  • Yellow Bishop, Euplectes capensis
  • Fan-tailed Widowbird, Euplectes axillaris
  • Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Euplectes macrourus
  • White-winged Widowbird, Euplectes albonotatus
  • Red-collared Widowbird, Euplectes ardens
  • Marsh Widowbird, Euplectes hartlaubi
  • Montane Widowbird, Euplectes psammacromius
  • Long-tailed Widowbird, Euplectes progne
  • Jackson's Widowbird, Euplectes jacksoni

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List Of Birds Of São Tomé And Príncipe - Weavers and Allies
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List Of Birds Of Lesotho - Weavers and Allies
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List Of Birds Of Zimbabwe - Weavers and Allies
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List Of Birds Of Kenya - Weavers and Allies
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