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Amandava formosa (Latham, 1790) – Green Munia

Taxonomic Notes:

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/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Amandava formosa (Latham, 1790) – Green Munia. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1383/Amandava-formosa
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