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Red Munia (Amandava amandava) - Wiki
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Red Munia (Amandava amandava) - Wiki

Red Munia
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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Synonyms: Estrilda amandava

[Photo] Red Munia (Amandava amandava) Male in breeding plumage. Photographed in Bangalore, India. Photograph by Vijay Cavale vijay AT

The Red Munia, Amandava amandava also known as Red Avadavat or Strawberry Finch, is a sparrow-sized bird of the Munia family. It is found in South Asia with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km². They are popular cage birds due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. Their normal habitat is open grassland and paddy fields. They breed in the monsoon season. The species name amandava and the common name of avadavat is derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from where these birds were exported into the pet trade.

The species is native to Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam

Introduced populations also exist in southern Spain, Brunei, Fiji, Malaysia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Hawaii.
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