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Red Avadavat

Amandava amandava

Description:

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 South Asia during the Monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Avadavat)



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6 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

So Cute!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 6 years ago

Wow ...great shots

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Fantastic shots!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wow extraordinary :)

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 6 years ago

added few more

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Beautiful bird!

HemantKumar
Spotted by
HemantKumar

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Lat: 17.43, Long: 78.39

Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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