| Red avadavat, Orange‑breasted waxbill, Green avadavat|Amandava Wikipedia
Amandava is a genus of the estrildid finches. These birds are found in dense grass or scrub in Africa and South Asia. They are gregarious seed-eaters with short, red bills. In earlier literature, amadavat and amidavad have been used. The name amandava, along with amadavat and amidavad are all corruptions of Ahmedabad, a city in Gujarat, India from where the first few specimens of the red munia Amandava amandava were obtained.
Red avadavat or red munia, Amandava amandava
Green avadavat or green munia, Amandava formosa
Orange-breasted waxbill or zebra waxbill, Amandava subflava
The members are:
The two avadavats, which are very closely related, are found in tropical South Asia, and the waxbill in Africa. Various members of this genus are sometimes placed in Sporaeginthus.