Aldabra Fody Foudia aldabrana

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers)

Authority: Ridgway, 1893

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range and is threatened by introduced and native predators, habitat degradation due to droughts, and hybridisation with an invasive congener. There is no evidence for a population decline currently (instead monitoring work suggests it is increasing), and the invasive congener has been successfully eradicated, but habitat quality is likely undergoing a continuing decline which could impact the species. As such it is precautionarily listed as Endangered.

Population size: 2000-6000

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 390 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Foudia aldabrana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023.