Madagascar Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis) - Wiki
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[Photo] Madagascar Fody, Foudia madagascariensis; Fody Feeding Frenzy. Source: Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/copleys/325489358/). Date: Taken on November 18, 2006. Author: (www.flickr.com/photos/copleys/).
The Madagascar Fody Foudia madagascariensis, sometimes known as the Red Cardinal Fody or Common Fody is a small bird native to Madagascar.
The Madagascar 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 with a greyish-brown underbody.
It is a common bird found in forest clearings, grasslands and cultivated areas. In Madagascar it is regarded as a pest to rice cultivation. Although it is native to Madagascar, it has been introduced to other areas of the Indian Ocean, included the Amirantes, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius and R??union.
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