French: Foudi de Maurice German: Mauritiusweber Spanish: Fodi de Mauricio
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Has been thought to include †F. delloni as a race. Monotypic.
Mauritius (restricted to SW).
14 cm; 16–20 g. Male breeding has forehead, crown, nape, chin, throat, cheek, ear-coverts and breast red or orange-red, black mask through eye; mantle and back greyish-... read more
Song of male an extended series of disyllabic notes, generally terminating in buzzy sound; female... read more
Remaining native forest; also degraded forest invaded by exotics, as well as forests of exotic... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous; seen to take grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetle larvae (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera), also spiders (... read more
Season Oct–Feb. Monogamous. Occupies permanent territory 4–5 ha in size in sparsely populated areas, or down to as small as 0... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Mauritius EBA. Formerly listed as Critically Endangered, but downgraded to Endangered because population, albeit extremely... read more
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