Rarely seen strawberry finch spotted at Akkulam Lake

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News:Recently,the strawberry finch,a bird has been spotted in the vicinity of Akkulam Lake in Kerala.

Facts:

About Strawberry Finch:

  • Strawberry finch is also known as red avadavat (Amandava amandava) or red munia.
  • It is a sparrow-sized bird of the family Estrildidae.It is listed as Least Concern by IUCN.
  • It is usually found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird in their breeding season. 
  • The species name of amandava or avadavat has been derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.

Additional information:

About Akkulam Lake:

  • Akkulam Lake is situated in the Trivandrum of Kerala.It is an extension of the Veli Lake.