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Red Avadavat/ Strawberry Finch

Red Avadavat/ Strawberry Finch
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Copyright: satirtha ghosh (bluesky1975) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 235] (1572)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Tamron 150-600mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-01-12 5:22
Viewed: 265
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the family Estrildidae. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.

This small finch is easily identified by the rounded black tail and the bill that is seasonally red. The rump is red and the breeding male is red on most of the upper parts except for a black eye-stripe, lower belly and wings. There are white spots on the red body and wing feathers. The non-breeding male is duller but has the red-rump while the female is duller with less of the white spotting on the feathers.

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Hello Satirtha,
Amazing details and exceptional colors. Very nice capture.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-01-16 4:53]

Hi Satirtha,a very bright capture of this red munia,the brightness and the colors are wonderful,i like the rich composition too,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Satirtha,

The vegetation is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Strawberry Finch. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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