French: Foudi d’Aldabra German: Aldabraweber Spanish: Fodi de Aldabra
Aldabra Atoll, in SW Seychelles.
13 cm; male 21·5–30 g, female 18–27 g. Adult male breeding has head to breast orange, with black loral band and mask, ochraceous-buff upperparts often tinged orange and... read more
Wide range of vocalizations, but most revolve around variations of high-pitched metallic “two-eet... read more
Occupies mixed scrub, mangroves, coconut (Cocos nucifera) groves and Casuarina... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous; consumes insects, seeds, fruits and nectar, and occasionally flowers and other items. Insects (some quite large) include adult... read more
Breeds late Nov–mid Apr, especially Dec–Jan, usually starting with or soon after rains. Monogamous. Male defends territory of c. 650 m² (... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: confined to Aldraba EBA. Population 1000–3000 pairs or 2000–6000 mature individuals, and is currently believed to be increasing based on... read more
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