French: Foudi de Rodrigues German: Rodriguezweber Spanish: Fodi de Rodrigues
A. Newton, 1865,
Rodrigues, in E Mascarene Is.
12 cm; 13–17 g. Male breeding has golden-yellow head and nape, mantle and back more brownish-olive with broad dark central streaks, rump brown or pale yellow (variable... read more
Song includes melodious notes, terminating in a rattle or buzz; both male and female sing, although... read more
Remnant natural forest; also exotic trees and shrubs where sufficiently dense.
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and homopteran bugs; also spiders (Araneae); also takes some fruit, and seeds of... read more
Perhaps not seasonal, but opportunistic; records for Jul–Sept, Nov and Feb–Mar. Monogamous. Pair defends territory of 1000... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. It has been downlisted from Vulnerable following evidence that its population is larger than previously... read more
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