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Rodrigues Fody Foudia flavicans

(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 20938

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 1

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=1)No information
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 1

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Perhaps not seasonal, but opportunistic; records for Jul-Sept, Nov and Feb-Mar

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.

Perhaps not seasonal, but opportunistic; records for Jul-Sept, Nov and Feb-Mar
placed 1.5-4.5 m above ground at end of branch, most often of Araucaria tree
in captivity male built basic nest frame, whereas field observations suggest that female builds nest
No information
generally 3 eggs
pale blue
average size ofseven eggs 18.3 x 13.6 mm
incubation by female only, period 13-16 days in captivity
of two captive pairs, only female fed chicks at one nest, whereas at other both parents fed chicks and removed faecal sacs, live food carried in bill, chicks fed also by regurgitation, nestling period c. 14 days (both in field and in aviary); fledglings fed by both male and female

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Vm 20938

List of all PHOWN records for this species

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20938, 2010-5-15,1,Mauritius, Grande Montagne, Rodrigues , Steward, Peter , tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [182] - Discovery [65]: Rodrigues Fody (2015-12-09)
Weaver Wednesday [87]: Rodrigues Fody (2014-02-12)