French: Foudi de forêt German: Rothschildweber Spanish: Fodi forestal
E Madagascar from Montagne d’Ambre and Tsaratanana S to Tolagnaro.
14 cm; 15–24 g. Male breeding has forehead, crown and nape red, mantle and back olive-brown with dark central streaks (some feathers red-tipped), rump and uppertail-... read more
Song described as similar to that of F. madagascariensis.
Intact evergreen forest, from sea-level to 2000 m.
Food and feeding
Feeds on seeds, insects and nectar; recorded items include seeds of Sloanea and nectar from flowers of Strongylodon, ... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Jan. Apparently monogamous. Nesting not recorded as being distinct from that of F. madagascariensis... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. Evidence of hybridization with F. madagascariensis suggests that fragmentation of forest could possibly lead to disappearance... read more
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