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Red Avadavat

Amandava amandava


A sparrow sized bird, also called Red Munia, which is red and brown and is covered with white dots. Red bill, crimson rump, tail rounded at the tip. Male in non-breeding and females are brownish with few white dots. Feeble musical call. It is a popular cage bird.


Found in damp grasslands.

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Wild Things 8 years ago

Thanks Mick and Malcolm. Malcolm I had actually seen your spotting yesterday while leaving and had noticed my spelling error. But, the kids were waiting desperately for me at home to fly kites and I left in a hurry without changing it. Thanks for bringing it to my notice.

Nice one Satyen - the name is spelt "Avadavat" in all my books

MickGrant 8 years ago

Good catch!

Wild Things
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Wild Things

Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Spotted on Jan 15, 2012
Submitted on Jan 15, 2012

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