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).
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).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Amandava formosa (Latham, 1790) – Green Munia. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1383/Amandava-formosa
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