In the past sometimes considered conspecific with F. omissa. Has hybridized with F. sechellarum in Seychelles (Aride I); an old report of hybridization in captivity with Ploceus vitellinus and with domestic canary (Serinus canaria). Monotypic.
Introduced on Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Rodrigues, Amirantes and Chagos Is, in Indian Ocean; also on St Helena, in Atlantic Ocean; and Bahrain, in Arabian Peninsula. Present also on Glorieuses Is and Comoro Is, which it may have colonized without human assistance.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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