An amazing stand-out gem covered with bright scarlet plumage and speckled with bright white spots

The red avadavat (Amandava amandava), also known as the red munia or strawberry finch, is a sparrow-sized bird in the Estrildidae family.

An amazing stand-out gem covered with bright scarlet plumage and speckled with bright white spots

It is prevalent in tropical Asia’s wide fields and grasslands and is famous as a cage bird owing to the beautiful plumage of the males during breeding season.

During the monsoon season, it breeds on the Indian Subcontinent.

The species name amandava and also the common name avadavat are derived from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, where these birds were once transported into the pet trade.

They may be identified by their brilliant crimson plumage, studded with dazzling white spots.

They may be found in Pakistan’s Indus Valley. As well as the Brahmaputra lowlands, which reach down into the Indian Peninsula.

An amazing stand-out gem covered with bright scarlet plumage and speckled with bright white spots

The strawberry finch loves flat plains with thick grasses, ideally near water. Strawberry finches are sometimes called as red avadavats or red munias.

They belong to the estrukdudae family and are the size of a sparrow.

Southern Spain, Brunei, Egypt, Fiji, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Hawaii, and Singapore all have introduced populations.

In their native environment, they reproduce during the monsoon season, constructing a spherical nest of grass blades in which they lay 5–6 eggs.

An amazing stand-out gem covered with bright scarlet plumage and speckled with bright white spots

Their beaks become crimson in May, then darken more in November and December.

Thus, In April, their beaks soon become black before the cycle begins again.

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