known by many names like Red avadavat, red finch, strawberry waxbill, strawberry finch, Red munia..
This female with other flock was feeding in morning time on this pods..
Whole flock was very shy and were not allowing to shoot at all.. So i didn't had any option of waiting till one of it appears on branches in front of me.. And this female did appeared for few seconds and this branch was moving cause of breeze so managed this shot.. Not a sharp shot i expected but still its showing this beautiful female with her normal habitat..
The Red Avadavat, Red Munia or Strawberry Finch is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. 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 from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former.. more