The southern red bishop or red bishop is a small passerine bird belonging to the bishop and widowbird genus Euplectes in the weaver family Ploceidae. It is common in wetlands and grassland in Africa south of the Equator.
Mary Oliver (b. 1935) writes both prose and poetry about the natural world. She won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her fifth book, 'American Primitive.' Critics have compared her work to poets including Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Elizabeth Bishop.