Madagascar Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis

Madagascar Red Fody male
Madagascar Red Fody male
The Madagascar Red Fody, also called just Red Fody and Red Cardinal Fody, is a weaver bird native to Madagascar.
Madagascar Red Fody male
Madagascar Red Fody
Madagascar Red Fody
In the breeding season, the male has a scarlet head, back and underside with black eye-rings (bandit mask), beak and tail, light grey sides and belly and black feathers bordered with light brown on the wings. The female is like a female sparrow.
Madagascar Red Fody
Madagascar Red Fody
Madagascar Red Fody
They have been introduced to other Indian Ocean islands.