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The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch
The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. 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 are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.
Habitat
Red avadavats are found mainly on the flat plains, mainly in places with tall grasses or crops often near water
Location
Rajarhat, West Bengal, India
Date taken
10.10.2015
Scientific name
Amandava amandava
Equipment used
CANON 600D WITH TAMRON 150-600MM LENS

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Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
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