Red Avadavat

Other Names:

Red Munias, Strawberry Finches, Tiger Finches

Distribution

Their natural range stretches from the Indus valley of Pakistan to the plains of the Brahmaputra extending south to the peninsula of India.

Description

The hen's upper body is brown-gray while her underbelly to undertail are yellow-gray. Both sexes have random white spots throughout there plumage, bright red beaks, flesh colored legs and the eyes are black encircled by red-brown.

The male's plumage resembles that of the hen when he is not in breeding condition. However, once in breeding plumage the males turn a dark bright red color.

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Red Avadavat

Red Avadavat

Bill Shape
cone
Regions
hawaii
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
red
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
estrildid finches - estrildidae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species