Alternative name: Red Munia, Strawberry Finch
- Amandava amandava
9·5 cm (3¾ in)
The Red Avadavat is the size of a sparrow. The males in their breeding season have colourful plumage.
Amandava amandava has three subspecies:
- A. a. amandava
- A. a. flavidiventris
- A. a. punicea
Open grassland and paddy fields
They breed in the monsoon season.
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.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Red Avadavat. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Red_Avadavat