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Portraits: fodies on Mauritius

2011-08-16 (137)

Two fodies are found on Mauritius - the (Red) Madagascar and Mauritius Fody. These photos were sent by Dr. Steven W. Evans. He writes "I took the photo's in October 2010 when I was in Mauritius for research. The Madagascar Fody is a common introduced species to Mauritius. The photos of the Mauritius Fody where taken in/on Ile aux Aigrettes 'endemic species sanctuary'. " (See to read about the population on Ile aux Aigrettes).

Mauritius Fody - endemic on Mauritius

(left: male, right: female)

Red Fody - introduced on Mauritius (probably during the 18th century)

(left: male, right: female)