Amandava formosa (Latham, 1790) - Green Munia

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Green Avadavat.

 

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

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Amandava formosa - Green Munia



This uncommon species is endemic (mainly in Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh). It inhabits lowland grasslands of sparsely vegetated semi-arid areas. It breeds during May-January in small groups (BirdLife International 2018).
 
Conservation Status:  
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)
 
According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 6,000-15,000 individuals. The major threat to this species is live capturing and trading, leading to mortality due to the stress of being trapped (BirdLife International 2001).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2018. Amandava formosa . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22719618A131995719. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22719618A131995719.en. Accessed on 12 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Amandava formosa (Latham, 1790) – Green Munia. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/amandava-formosa, accessed 2024/06/25.