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Seychelles Fody Foudia sechellarum

(species text)

PHOWN priorities: none yet

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

Vm 26676

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 4

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 - 1 (n=4)no information
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 4

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
010000101100

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
May-Sept with clearly defined moult and breeding seasons, on Cousin; has been suggested also that breeding occurs throughout year, with no fixed season, individuals sometimes nesting at intervals of more than 12 months

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
Monogmous; pair-members remain together for several consecutive seasons
season
May-Sept with clearly defined moult and breeding seasons, on Cousin; has been suggested also that breeding occurs throughout year, with no fixed season, individuals sometimes nesting at intervals of more than 12 months
nsite
supported by twigs (rather than supended) at 2-25 m above ground in tree
nbuild
built mostly by male but female contributing throughout
colsize
no information
clutch
1-2 eggs
eggcolour
pure white
eggsize
average size of nine eggs 18.7 x 14.5 mm
incub
incubation by female only, period 14 days
chicks
chicks fed by both parents, both by regurgitation and with insects brought in beak, no information on duration of nestling period

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 26676

Vm 8889

Vm 1939

Vm 1258

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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1258, Seychelles, Cousin island, Oschadleus HD
1939, Seychelles, Cousine Island Reserve, Brown M
8889, Seychelles, Opposite dump site on the dune crest, Gane Julie Alexandra
26676, Seychelles, Aride Island, Oschadleus HD

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [183] - Discovery [66]: Seychelles Fody (2015-12-16)
Weaver Wednesday [4]: Seychelles Fody (2012-07-11)