Seychelles fody

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Seychelles fody
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Foudia
Species: F. sechellarum
Binomial name
Foudia sechellarum
E. Newton, 1867

The Seychelles fody (Foudia sechellarum) is a small yellowish songbird that lives in the Seychelles islands of Aride Island, Cousin Island, Cousine Island, Frégate Island, D'Arros Island and as of 2004 Denis Island. The IUCN has recently changed the status of the bird from "endangered" to "near threatened" due to successful conservation efforts by Nature Seychelles.[1] Presently it is estimated that there are approximately 3500 Seychelles fodies.

It shares the same habitat in the Seychelles with a related introduced species, the red fody.


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