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Foudia madagascariensis (Red Fody)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red fody (Foudia madagascariensis), sometimes known as the Madagascar fody, red cardinal fody or common fody, is a small bird native to Madagascar. The red fody is about 5 inches in length and weighs 14–19 grams. The male of the species is bright red with black markings around each eye. Its wings and tail are olive-brown. The female fody's upper body is olive-brown and its underbody is greyish-brown.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.97793
EDGE Score: 1.38076


Adult Weight [1]  16 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore, Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  70 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  70 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Incubation [3]  12 days


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Prey / Diet

Casuarina equisetifolia (common ironwood)[3]
Cenchrus polystachios subsp. polystachios[3]
Panicum maximum (Guinea Grass)[3]
Stenotaphrum micranthum[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Foudia eminentissima (Comoros Fody)1
Foudia sechellarum (Seychelles Fody)1


Falco concolor (Sooty Falcon)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License