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Red-billed Quelea
Quelea quelea
Red Fody
Foudia madagascariensis
  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Comoros Fody
Foudia eminentissima
IOC 9.2

Red Fody
Foudia madagascariensis
Praslin, Seychelles - 1986-11-15
© Kjell Häggvik

Field guides

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Hawkins, F., Safford, R. and Skerett, A.
Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

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Sinclair, Ian and Langrand, Olivier
Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands


  • Foudia madagascariensis: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Foudia madagascariensis: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Sinclair, Ian and Langrand, Olivier: Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands; New Holland Publishers, 2003 (New edition); ISBN:1-868-72956-7
  • Hawkins, F., Safford, R. and Skerett, A. : Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands; Christopher Helm, 2015; ISBN:1-472-92409-6
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Perching Birds
    Family Weavers, Widowbirds
    Genus Foudia
    Species Red Fody
    (Linnaeus, 1766)
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    AF Madagascar region
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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