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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Scientific name  Amandava
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Estrildidae
Higher classification  Estrildid finch
Amandava Avian Vocalizations Center AVoCet recording of Green Avadavat
Lower classifications  Red avadavat, Orange‑breasted waxbill, Green avadavat

The red avadavat red munia or strawberry finch amandava amandava chhatri talao

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.


Amandava Oriental Bird Club Image Database Red Avadavat Amandava amandava

The members are:

  • Red avadavat or red munia, Amandava amandava
  • Green avadavat or green munia, Amandava formosa
  • Orange-breasted waxbill or zebra waxbill, Amandava subflava

  • Amandava httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsaa

    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.

    Amandava Avian Vocalizations Center AVoCet recording of Green Avadavat

    The strawberry finch or red avadavat amandava amandava part 2

    Amandava Red Avadavat Amandava amandava HBW Alive


    Amandava Wikipedia

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