Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Near Threatened

Rodrigues Fody (Foudia flavicans)


Taxonomy

French: Foudi de Rodrigues German: Rodriguezweber Spanish: Fodi de Rodrigues
Taxonomy:

Foudia flavicans

A. Newton

, 1865,

Rodrigues Island

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Rodrigues, in E Mascarene Is.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Song includes melodious notes, terminating in a rattle or buzz; both male and female sing, although... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Perhaps not seasonal, but opportunistic; records for Jul–Sept, Nov and Feb–Mar. Monogamous. Pair defends territory of 1000... read more

Movements

Resident.

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

Recommended citation

Craig, A. (2017). Rodrigues Fody (Foudia flavicans). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61002 on 23 November 2017).