Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Near Threatened

Grand Comoro Fody (Foudia consobrina)


French: Foudi d’Angasiza German: Njazidjaweber Spanish: Fodi de Gran Comora

Foudia consobrina

A. Milne-Edwards and Oustalet

, 1885,

Grand Comoro


Hitherto treated as conspecific with F. eminentissima, but differs in its grey vs red mid- to lower breast (3); olive-grey vs red rump (3); darker grey underparts (1); absence or virtual absence of narrow whitish wingbar (ns[1]); and seemingly distinct voice#R. Genetically groups with F. eminentissima but some evidence for slight divergence#R. Monotypic.

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Grand Comoro (Ngazidja), in NW Comoro Is.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Grand Comoro Fody (Foudia consobrina). 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 23 November 2017).