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Red Avadavat

Amandava amandava


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 from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Perfect capture... is he taking bath when took this shot...?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Hello Iqbal please edit map of your all spottings and place Balloon where you spotted Organism in your all spottings... every spotting show Cafe Bahar, Hyderabad city as location where you take pictures...

KrantiAzad 7 years ago

very nice welcome Iqbal ....good to see u here

harsuame 7 years ago

Espectacular bella toma felicicdades

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Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 4, 2012

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