Bishops are a species of perching birds common in wetlands and grasslands that are related to weaver birds. Nesting in colonies, a single bird may build several oval nests attached to reeds to attract females. When courting, they fly over the reeds like bumble-bees with fluffed up feathers and rapid wing-beats making a buzzy sound. Between morning and afternoon feeding on seeds and a few insects, they gather in daytime roosts to rest.