Red headed Fody
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  • Scientific Name: Foudia eminentissima
  • Common Name/s: RED HEADED FODY
  • Sub Species in country / area of origin: a
  • Origin / Distribution: a
  • Habitat In Wild: a
  • Status In Wild: a
  • Status In (Australian) Captivity: Rare
  • Age To Sexual Maturity: a
  • Adult plumage: attained at about - months  
  • Best breeding years (estimate):
  • Lifespan (estimate): approx. - years 
  • Sexing: Monomorphic / Dimorphic
  • Colour mutations:  a
  • Availability:  Specialist breeders
  • Temperament:  a
  • Cost (Victoria) Per Pair: - Normal colour (Approx) $Lots
  • Description Of Adults:
  1. Length: Approx. - mm (or approx. - inches)
  2. Colour ( "normal" colour ): Refer photo/s above if available.
  3. Weight: Approx. - gms (or approx. - ozs)

Aviary Notes:

Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.

Government Regulations & By-Laws:  Refer to "Government Laws" web page.

Housing Requirements:  Click on "Housing birds" web page for full details on the housing of Weavers & Whydahs or read on for specific details for this finch.

Diet / Feeding:  Click on "Weavers & Whydahs" web page for full details on the nutrition of Weavers & Whydahs or read on for specific details for this finch.

Nesting: A basic overview only.

  • Roosting nest: Yes / No
  • Nesting months:
  • Nesting receptacles:
  • Nesting materials:
  • Who incubates the eggs: Hen / cock / both share.

Breeding: Egg Colour ....   Clutch/s per year......Eggs per nest........  Incubation  approx. - days.  Fledge approx. - days/weeks.  Independent approx. another - days/weeks.

Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site.  It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here.  Refer "Specific References" as listed below and "General References" listings.

Health Issues: Refer "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.

  • Worming and parasite control and Quarantine requirements of new bird/s or sick bird/s are considered to require veterinary advice and therefore not covered on this web site. Refer "Avian Health Issues" web page option.
  • Avian medicine is advancing at a rapid pace. Keep updating your knowledge and skills.

General References: Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.

Specific References:

  • Australian Aviculture

  • Australian Birdkeeper

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