French: Foudi des Comores German: Komorenweber Spanish: Fodi cabecirrojo
Other common names:
Zanzibar; error = Mohéli (Mwali) Island, Comoro Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
F. e. eminentissima
Bonaparte, 1850 – Mohéli (Mwali), in WC Comoros.
F. e. anjuanensis
(A. Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1888) – Anjouan (Ndzuani), in C Comoros.
F. e. algondae
(Schlegel, 1867) – Mayotte (Maore), in SE Comoros.
13 cm. Male nominate race breeding has forehead, crown, nape, chin, throat, chest, cheeks and ear-coverts scarlet-red; lores black, eyestripe extending behind eye to variable... read more
Some evidence of insular dialects. Song usually only given in breeding season, but occasionally at... read more
Forested areas, habitat choice varying somewhat among islands; on Mayotte not found in intact... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruit, but diet is only really known from stomach contents, which have included vegetable matter (probably all fruit and seeds... read more
Breeds Sept–Apr. Monogamous and territorial. Nest a globular structure with side entrance, but no tube and usually has a porch sheltering... read more
Resident. Patchy distribution on Mayotte and apparent genetic differentiation of subgroups no more... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Comoro Islands EBA. Reasonably common and numbers are believed to be stable. Population on... read more
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