Archive for 'Ploceidae'

Principe weaver (Ploceus princeps)

Although Principe is a small island, its diversity is still largely intact and thus most of the endemic species are common and widespread. When I arrived here the building of nests was in full swing. The males were completely absorbed in courting the females, fencing off any competing males and completing their nest building. It […]

Red fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

Red fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

The female red fody is nothing like its male counterpart and blends in well with its surroundings. 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, in good time […]

Red fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

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, in good time before sunset, they would come one by one and start preening or simply communicating amongst themselves.⠀ ⠀ […]

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, in good time before sunset, they would come one by one and start preening or simply communicating amongst themselves.⠀ ⠀ […]

Red fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

Red fody (Foudia madagascariensis)

The female of this species is nothing like its male counterpart and blends in well with its surroundings. 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, in good […]