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Madagascar Fody Foudia madagascariensis

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PHOWN priorities: none yet

Most recent PHOWN record for this species (recent thumbnails and full species listing at end of this web page):

Vm 16857

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 166

Colony size

Colony size for this species in PHOWN (min - mean - max, sample size) and published data:
PHOWN Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
1 - 1.0 - 2 (n=165)No information
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
reed - 2
tree - 164

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0241229001100000

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Sept-May in Madagascar; introduced populations Nov-Apr on Mauritius, Oct-May (peak activity Feb-Apr) on Reunion, Oct-May in Comoros, Sept-Apr (peak in Dec) in Seychelles, Nov-Dec in Chagos Is and Oct-Feb on St Helena; probably double-brooded

Figure above right: breeding seasonality shown as records per month (if available), where months are numbered from January where January=1 etc.
The records are grouped into 6 regions: Safr=southern Africa, Cafr=central Africa, Wafr=western Africa, Eafr=eastern Africa, Asia=southern Asia, IO=Indian Ocean islands
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Breeding distribution

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Published breeding information

Breeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.

bond
Monogamous
season
Sept-May in Madagascar; introduced populations Nov-Apr on Mauritius, Oct-May (peak activity Feb-Apr) on Reunion, Oct-May in Comoros, Sept-Apr (peak in Dec) in Seychelles, Nov-Dec in Chagos Is and Oct-Feb on St Helena; probably double-brooded
nsite
attached to reeds, tall grass, near tips of branches of shrub or tree, or on mid-ribs of palm fronds, on St Helena usually in conifer,and within 1 m of ground or as high as 9 m (typically above 6 m in Seychelles, whereas often low dowm in Madagascar)
nbuild
field observations suggest female participation in nest construction, in captivity males built nests and female lined them
colsize
No information
clutch
2-4 eggs (mean 2 in Chagos Archipelago)
eggcolour
pale blue-green, slightly glossy
eggsize
average size 18 x 12.8 mm (Madagascar)
incub
female alone incubates, period 11-14 days
chicks
chicks fed by both sexes, primarily by regurgitation, nestling period 15-16 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 16857

Vm 16856

Vm 16855

Vm 16854

Vm 16851

Vm 16850

Vm 16849

Vm 16848

Vm 16847

Vm 16838

Vm 16837

Vm 14980

Vm 14979

Vm 14820

Vm 14815

Vm 14810

Vm 14803

Vm 14802

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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8864, 2,Seychelles, Praslin Island, airport entrance, tree1, Oschadleus HD, tree
8865, 1,Seychelles, Praslin Island, airport entrance, tree1, Oschadleus HD, tree
8866, 1,Seychelles, Praslin Island, airport entrance, tree2, Oschadleus HD, tree
8867, 1,Seychelles, Praslin Island, airport entrance, tree3, Oschadleus HD, tree
9116, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Police Training college next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9117, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Seychelles Police Academy next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9119, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Seychelles Police Academy next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9120, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Seychelles Police Academy next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9121, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Seychelles Police Academy next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9122, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Next to Seychelles Police Academy next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9124, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Next to Seychelles Police Academy next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9125, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Next to Seychelles Police Academy next to East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9126, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Francis Rachel Street, Cronje Pieter, tree
9127, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East coast road Close to airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9128, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Port Launay road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9129, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9130, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East Coast road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9131, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Eastern coastal road, Cronje Pieter, reed
9132, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Eastern coastal road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9135, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East Coast rd, Cronje Pieter, tree
9136, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East Coast rd close to the local school, Cronje Pieter, tree
9137, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Close to East Coast rd near school, Cronje Pieter, tree
9138, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Close to East Coast rd near school, Cronje Pieter, tree
9139, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Corner Mountagne Possee rd and East Coast rd near school Anse Aux Prince, Cronje Pieter, tree
9141, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9142, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9143, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9144, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9145, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9146, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9147, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9148, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9149, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9150, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9151, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9152, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9153, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, South Coast road Hilton Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
9154, 1,Seychelles, Mountainous side of La Digue Island, Gane Julie Alexandra, tree
9156, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, Close to Reed Estate road near Turtle bay, Cronje Pieter, tree
9157, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East Coast road near Domestic Terminal, Cronje Pieter, tree
9158, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East Coast road near Domestic Terminal, Cronje Pieter, tree
9159, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, East Coast road near Domestic Terminal, Cronje Pieter, reed
9160, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Point St Marie Le Muria resort, Cronje Pieter, tree
9161, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Point St Marie Le Muria resort, Cronje Pieter, tree
9162, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Gate Le Muria resort, Cronje Pieter, tree
9164, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan, Cronje Pieter, tree
9165, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan, Cronje Pieter, tree
9166, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Casa Tara Villas and Holiday apartments, Cronje Pieter, tree
9167, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, near Casa Tara Villas and Holiday apartments, Cronje Pieter, tree
9168, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Opposite grave yard in, Cronje Pieter, tree
9169, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan opposite community hall, Cronje Pieter, tree
9171, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan , Cronje Pieter, tree
9172, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan , Cronje Pieter, tree
9173, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan , Cronje Pieter, tree
9174, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan , Cronje Pieter, tree
9175, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9176, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9177, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9179, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9180, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9181, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9182, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9183, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9184, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Kerlan Lane of Caserina trees on the beach front Mare Baccar, Cronje Pieter, tree
9186, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9190, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9191, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9192, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9193, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9194, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9197, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9198, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9199, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9200, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9201, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9202, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9203, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9204, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9205, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9206, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9207, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Airport, Cronje Pieter, tree
9208, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Villa Aya, Cronje Pieter, tree
9209, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Villa Aya, Cronje Pieter, tree
9210, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Nursery, Cronje Pieter, tree
9211, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Nursery, Cronje Pieter, tree
9212, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Near Ferry Port Hawksbill Dive centre, Cronje Pieter, tree
9213, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Near Ferry Port Hawksbill Dive centre, Cronje Pieter, tree
9215, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Lamour, Cronje Pieter, tree
9216, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Lamour Traffick circle, Cronje Pieter, tree
9217, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Lamour opposite police station, Cronje Pieter, tree
9218, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Lamour road to Grande Anse, Cronje Pieter, tree
9219, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Lamour road to Grande Anse next to park, Cronje Pieter, tree
9220, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Lamour road to Grande Anse next to park, Cronje Pieter, tree
9221, 1,Seychelles, Praslin, Anse Lamour road to Grande Anse close to the hospital, Cronje Pieter, tree
9222, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Near Rising sun guesthouse, Cronje Pieter, tree
9223, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Near Pizza shop, Cronje Pieter, tree
9224, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, main road, Cronje Pieter, tree
9225, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, main road near Anse Reunion, Cronje Pieter, tree
9226, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, near Anse La Reunion, Cronje Pieter, tree
9227, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, near Anse La Reunion, Cronje Pieter, tree
9228, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Cronje Pieter, tree
9229, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, near the La Veuve Special Reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
9230, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, near the La Veuve Special Reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
9231, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, near the La Veuve Special Reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
9232, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Back Road near the hill, Cronje Pieter, tree
9233, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Back Road near the hill, Cronje Pieter, tree
9234, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Back Road near the hill, Cronje Pieter, tree
9235, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Back Road near the hill, Cronje Pieter, tree
9236, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near ferry port, Cronje Pieter, tree
9237, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near ferry port, Cronje Pieter, tree
9238, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near ferry port, Cronje Pieter, tree
9239, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near ferry port, Cronje Pieter, tree
9240, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near new hotel on beach, Cronje Pieter, tree
9241, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near graveyard, Cronje Pieter, tree
9242, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near graveyard, Cronje Pieter, tree
9243, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road near graveyard, Cronje Pieter, tree
9244, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9245, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9246, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9247, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9249, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9250, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9251, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9252, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Severe, Cronje Pieter, tree
9253, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main road Anse Guilettes, Cronje Pieter, tree
9255, 1,Seychelles, La Digue, Main Ferry Port, Cronje Pieter, tree
9466, 1,Mauritius, Le Goulet beach at Tombeau river mouth, Cronje Pieter, tree
9487, 1,Mauritius, La Plage Coden Balaclava beach Mauritius, Cronje Pieter, tree
9488, 1,Mauritius, La Plage Coden Balaclava beach Mauritius, Cronje Pieter, tree
9489, 1,Mauritius, La Plage Coden Balaclava beach Mauritius, Cronje Pieter, tree
9490, 1,Mauritius, La Plage Coden Mauritius, Cronje Pieter, tree
9543, 1,Mauritius, Central Police station Descharted street, Cronje Pieter, tree
9544, 1,Mauritius, Central Police station Descharted street, Cronje Pieter, tree
9545, 1,Mauritius, Jemmapes rd, Cronje Pieter, tree
9578, 1,Mauritius, Baie de Tombeau road Harbour view Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
14736, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14738, 2,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14739, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14742, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14743, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14744, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14745, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14746, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14748, 1,Mauritius, Robert Edward Hart Garden, Port Louis, Cronje Pieter, tree
14790, 1,Mauritius, Pontd'Azur Drive, Pereybere, Cronje Pieter, tree
14795, 1,Mauritius, Pontd'Azur Drive, Pereybere, Cronje Pieter, tree
14796, 1,Mauritius, B13, Pereybere, Cronje Pieter, tree
14799, 1,Mauritius, Grand Baie, Cronje Pieter, tree
14802, 1,Mauritius, Grand Baie, Cronje Pieter, tree
14803, 1,Mauritius, Grand Baie, Cronje Pieter, tree
14810, 1,Mauritius, B13 Grand Baie, Cronje Pieter, tree
14815, 1,Mauritius, B13, Merville Beach Resort, Grand Baie, Cronje Pieter, tree
14820, 1,Mauritius, B13 , Cronje Pieter, tree
14979, 1,Mauritius, Mere Barthelemy st, Compagne Gardens, Cronje Pieter, tree
14980, 1,Mauritius, Le Suffren Hotel, Cronje Pieter, tree
16837, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, harbour park, Oschadleus HD, tree
16838, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, harbour lamp, Oschadleus HD, tree
16847, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, harbour park, Oschadleus HD, tree
16848, 0,Seychelles, Mahe, harbour lamp, Oschadleus HD, tree
16849, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, park nr harbour Rd, Oschadleus HD, tree
16850, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, park towards New Port, Oschadleus HD, tree
16851, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, park towards New Port, pump house, Oschadleus HD, tree
16854, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, taxi rank, Oschadleus HD, tree
16855, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, taxi rank, nr palm tree, Oschadleus HD, tree
16856, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, canal, Oschadleus HD, tree
16857, 1,Seychelles, Mahe, airport, Oschadleus HD, tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [124] - Discovery [7]: Madagascar Fody (2014-10-29)
Madagascar Fodies in the Seychelles (2014-03-21)
Weaver Wednesday [70]: Madagascar Fody (Red Fody) (2013-10-15)