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strawberry finch Amandava amandava red avadavat, red munia
Abbas Hasnain

strawberry finch Amandava amandava red avadavat, red munia (Amandava amandava)

red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family
This small finch is easily identified by the rounded black tail and the bill that is seasonally red. The rump is red and the breeding male is red on most of the upper parts except for a black eye-stripe, lower belly and wings. There are white spots on the red body and wing feathers. The non-breeding male is duller but has the red-rump while the female is duller with less of the white spotting on the feathers
It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat
Habitat
It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season.
Location
India
Scientific name
Amandava amandava
Equipment used
Nikon
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Opus Editor
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A most unusual angle to capture - very well done Abbas!!!

You've a super couple of pictures of this colourful guy.
 

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