Red fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

The red fody is very common on many of the Seychelles islands, and here on Bird Island I was enjoying a group of them roosting in a bush right outside my room every evening.⠀

The males are impossible to ignore as their bright color is visible even through dense thickets.

After every meal both males and females will inundate the restaurant to look for scraps, and many will come visit your table during meals. All the birds on Bird Island have been protected since the 1960s and have long ago lost their fright of humans. Thus you can enjoy their natural behaviour, as none of them will be chased off anywhere.

Bird Island is an amazing place to be, and although this species is silent at night, there are many other species that never go silent! Sleeping here is like being in the middle of a bird colony – an amazing place to be.

Red fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

It sounds like this:


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