Red Avadavat

Scientific Name: Amandava amandava
Common Name: Red Avadavat
Other Names: Red munia, Strawberry finch

Identifying Features: Red color, red beak, white spotted body,black tail and wings

Fun Facts:

  • Years ago, these birds were exported into the pet trade from Gujarat, India. Hence, derived their common name, ‘Avadavat’ from the city, Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
  • Strawberry finch has been introduced in many different countries as a cage bird.


This image was clicked by Aaron Maizlish – via Flickr.

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