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Red Munia
2008-07-25 16:20:50

The Red Munia (Amandava amandava), also known as Red Avadavat or Strawberry Finch, is a sparrow-sized bird of the Munia family. It is found in South Asia with an estimated global range of 6.2 million sq. miles. The species is native to Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. Introduced populations also exist in southern Spain, Brunei,...

Lavender Waxbill
2008-07-25 16:17:55

The Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens), is a common species of estrildid finch native to Central Africa and widely introduced in the USA. It has an estimated global range of 385,250 square miles. It is found in subtropical/tropical (lowland) dry shrubland habitats in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,...

Red-checked Cordon-bleu
2008-06-15 15:37:29

The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus bengalus), is a small passerine bird that is resident in drier regions of tropical sub-Saharan Africa. It can also be found in the USA. This bird has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 4.7 million square miles. The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu is 4.7 inches in length. The adult male has uniformly brown upperparts, pale blue breast, flanks and tail...

House Finch
2008-05-16 12:52:14

The House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), is a species of finch of the Rosefinch genus. Originally only a resident of Mexico and the southwestern United States, they were introduced to eastern North America in the 1940s. These birds are mainly permanent residents, though some eastern birds migrate south. Their breeding habitat is urban and suburban areas in the East as well as various semi-open...

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