Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Near Threatened

Aldabra Fody (Foudia aldabrana)


French: Foudi d’Aldabra German: Aldabraweber Spanish: Fodi de Aldabra

Foudia aldabrana


, 1893,



Until recently treated as conspecific with F. eminentissima, but differs genetically#R and in its ochraceous-yellow vs whitish-grey belly in male and all underparts in female (3); stronger black mask with clear black area behind eye (2); deeper bill (effect size 2.8; score 2). Vocal data needed. Monotypic.


Aldabra Atoll, in SW Seychelles.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). Aldabra Fody (Foudia aldabrana). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 October 2018).