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- n. Any of various small passerine birds of the genus Foudia in the weaver family Ploceidae.
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Of the 16 endemic birds found on these islands, seven are confined to Mauritius, four to Réunion, and two, the Rodgrigues warbler (Acrocephalus rodericanus, EN) and the Rodrigues fody (Foudia flavicans VU), to Rodrigues Island.
Other endemics are the Seychelles kestrel (Falco araea VU), Seychelles blue-pigeon (Alectroenas pulcherrima), Seychelles swiftlet (Collocalia elaphra VU), Seychelles bulbul (Hypsipetes crassirostris), Seychelles magpie-robin (Copsychus sechellarum CR), Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis VU), chestnut-sided white-eye (Zosterops mayottensis), Seychelles white-eye (Zosterops modestus CR), and Seychelles fody (Foudia sechellarum VU).
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