Red-headed Fody

Red-headed Fody
Red-headed Fody
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Foudia
Species: F. eminentissima
Binomial name
Foudia eminentissima
Bonaparte, 1851

The Red-headed Fody (Foudia eminentissima) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Comoros, Mayotte and Seychelles. The taxon aldabrana, by most authorities considered a subspecies of the Red-headed Fody, has occasionally been considered a separate species, the Aldabra Fody (Foudia aldabrana), in which case the common name of the remaining species often is modified to Comoros Fody. Previously, the Forest Fody from Madagascar was considered a subspecies of the Red-headed Fody.