Rarely seen strawberry finch spotted at Akkulam Lake
News:Recently,the strawberry finch,a bird has been spotted in the vicinity of Akkulam Lake in Kerala.
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.
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About Akkulam Lake:
- Akkulam Lake is situated in the Trivandrum of Kerala.It is an extension of the Veli Lake.