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Fody on Reunion

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Old Thursday 14th February 2019, 06:31   #1
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Fody on Reunion

See attached image of a fody, taken on Reunion in January 2019.

I presume this is a Madagascar fody; but the neatly demarcated breast band and brown belly is not what I expect to see on a Madagascar fody.

Can someone please help explain the plumage?
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Old Thursday 14th February 2019, 06:39   #2
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They can look quite patchy moulting from brown to red.
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