Fodies belong to the weaver family of birds, the genus Foudia. They are native to the islands of the western Indian Ocean where they are found on Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Comoros Islands and the Mascarene Islands. The one seen here is a male, Red Fody on the island of Mauritius., in full breeding plumage. The Red Fody is also known as the Madagascar Fody, Foudia madagascariensis
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January 14th, 2019
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