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

13 cm. Smaller and more slender-billed than Red-headed Fody. Adult male in breeding plumage differs from race anjuanensis of last-named species in having red parts... read more


Territorial song is a rapidly delivered series of “jif” notes, also described as a quite loud,... read more


Found in most well-wooded, humid areas on the island, from sea-level to heath zone at 2200 m on Mt... read more

Food and feeding

Not well studied, but diet and foraging behaviour both probably similar to F. eminentissima. Often forages for insects on branches... read more


Very poorly known. Birds in breeding condition in Aug and Sept. Nest, eggs and other aspects of breeding behaviour completely undescribed.... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: confined to a single island in Comoro Islands EBA. Population believed to number... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). 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 25 February 2020).