With so many stunning bird species out there, they never cease to amaze with their wide range of colors, sizes, and other traits. Some of them have intricate and stunning plumage that can be compared to a fruit or a berry. This is especially true for a species of birds that are unsurprisingly called strawberry finches. These small, sparrow-sized birds of the family Estrildidae can be easily recognized for their scarlet body paired with tiny white dots.

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

So beautiful, as though they were painted, perhaps by God !!!

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Strawberry finches are also commonly known as red avadavat or red munia. They can be found all across tropical Asia. They prefer to live in open fields, grasslands, jungle clearings, gardens, and meadows. Strawberry finches thrive in tropical temperatures, thus they are prone to losing plumage intensity in cooler, drier environments. This is often observed in caged birds.

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Evgeniya Khon
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2 months ago

Popular guy

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Red avadavats are about 10.16 centimeters in length (3 to 4 inches). As is common in birds, males and females are quite different in their appearance. The biggest difference is that males have a deep red crown on their back paired with white streaks under the eyes. The sides of their head and breast are embellished with scarlet. Their tail, wings, and overfeathers are marked with white spots. The beaks are also red. However, this signature look can only be witnessed during the breeding season. Once the breeding season is over, they become much more similar to the females. Females have a dark brown crown, back, and tail with much fewer white spots on their backs than males in the breeding season. Juvenile strawberry finches look rather dull and are grayish-brown all over.

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Brian Roberge
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2 months ago

Very colorful strawberry finches from Asia

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Bright red plumage plays an important role in attracting females; in addition to that, male strawberry finches have their own mating dance, which begins with the male carrying a grass stem or feather in their mouth and bowing with their feathers upright. Typically, these birds live in flocks of around 100 other birds of their species. However, they separate from the group after successful pairing to build nests. While breeding months vary regionally, they typically breed in the second half of the rainy season and into the following dry season.

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Evgeniya Khon
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2 months ago

Cute little strawberry:)

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

This pair, look somewhat different !!!

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Unaffected
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2 months ago

Strawberry finch forever

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Wonder at what age, will they have the colorful plumage ???

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

That red eye, is watching you !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Such incredible beauty !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Love this shot !!!

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Tori Bishop
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2 months ago

❤️

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Just too cute !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Calling a mate !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Adorable !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Perfect shot !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Love this !!!

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CR Harvey
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2 months ago

This one looks bronzy. ^_^

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Tori Bishop
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2 months ago

They look like the momma and papa cardinals ❤️

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Love this shot !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Beautiful shot !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Having a meeting !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

So pretty, nice angel !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Love this shot !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Wonderful shot !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Beautiful, great shot !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

So pretty !!!

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

This bird is angry and judging you.

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Excellent shot !!!

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CR Harvey
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2 months ago

They are all wonderful pictures.

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Janet Salisbury
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2 months ago

I can see you with only one eye

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