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Alternative name: Red Munia, Strawberry Finch

Nominate subspecies : Male in breeding plumage
Photo © by vinaydarbal
Mysore, India, June 2010
Amandava amandava

Identification

Nominate subspecies : Female
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, April 2016

9·5 cm (3¾ in)
The Red Avadavat is the size of a sparrow. The males in their breeding season have colourful plumage.

Distribution

Juvenile
Photo © by Shantilal Varu
Pariej, Kheda, Gujarat, India, 23 December 2012

South Asia - Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Introduced populations also exist in southern Spain, Brunei, Fiji, Malaysia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Hawaii.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Amandava amandava has three subspecies:[1]

  • A. a. amandava
  • A. a. punicea
  • A. a. flavidiventris


Habitat

Open grassland and paddy fields

Behaviour

They breed in the monsoon season.

Vocalisation

Recording © by Alok Tewari
Male giving lovely song close to a railway track; sound of a passing locomotive and train is heard in the BG.

Gallery

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References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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