Red Munia – Male, Mysore

  A cute sparrow sized bird that is found in the open fields and grass lands across Asia especially near water. The name of the Genus this bird belongs to is derived from the city of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat state in India. The birds mainly feeds on grass seeds. You will easily observe a flock of these birds together and once in a while they do perch around and give you a split second opportunity frame them. The male bird wears the bright red plumage during the breeding time which is usually around the monsoon times. In areas around Bangalore it has been observed to have this plumage during October – November. Another interesting fact is that after the breeding time the beak of the bird changes colors and it becomes black when the summer arrives. These are popular cage birds because of the lovely colorful plumage the male bird has during the breeding season. The male also looks pretty much like the female when not in breeding season.

Red Munia – Female, Mysore

A cute sparrow sized bird that is found in the open fields and grass lands across Asia especially near water. The name of the Genus this bird belongs to is derived from the city of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat state in India. The birds mainly feeds on grass seeds. You will easily observe a flock of these birds together and once in a while they do perch around and give you a split second opportunity frame them. The female bird lacks the bright red plumage of the male but still has the red beak and the white spots.

Red-Munia-Male

    A cute sparrow sized bird that is found in the open fields and grass lands across Asia especially near water. The name of the Genus this bird, Red-Munia belongs to is derived from the city of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat state in India. The birds mainly feeds on grass seeds. You will easily observe a flock of these birds together and once in a while they do perch around and give you a split second opportunity frame them. The male bird wears the bright red plumage during the breeding time which is usually around the monsoon times. In areas around Bangalore it has been observed to have this plumage during October – November. Another interesting fact is that after the breeding time the beak of the bird changes colors and it becomes black when the summer arrives. These are popular cage birds because of the lovely colorful plumage the male bird has during the breeding season. The male also looks pretty much like the female when not in breeding season. Close

Red-Munia-Male

  A cute sparrow sized bird that is found in the open fields and grass lands across Asia especially near water. The name of the Genus this bird belongs to is derived from the city of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat state in India. The birds mainly feeds on grass seeds. You will easily observe a flock of these birds together and once in a while they do perch around and give you a split second opportunity frame them. The male bird wears the bright red plumage during the breeding time which is usually around the monsoon times. In areas around Bangalore it has been observed to have this plumage during October – November. Another interesting fact is that after the breeding time the beak of the bird changes colors and it becomes black when the summer arrives. These are popular cage birds because of the lovely colorful plumage the male bird has during the breeding season. The male also looks pretty much like the female when not in breeding season.   http://digitalfrescos.comaum/bangalore/red-avadavat/

Red Avadavat

  A cute sparrow sized bird that is found in the open fields and grass lands across Asia especially near water. The name of the Genus this bird belongs to is derived from the city of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat state in India. The birds mainly feeds on grass seeds. You will easily observe a flock of these birds together and once in a while they do perch around and give you a split second opportunity frame them. The male bird wears the bright red plumage during the breeding time which is usually around the monsoon times. In areas around Bangalore it has been observed to have this plumage during October – November. Another interesting fact is that after the breeding time the beak of the bird changes colors and it becomes black when the summer arrives. The bird keeps collecting the nesting material until the chicks hatch and are ready to leave the nest. http://digitalfrescos.comaum/bangalore/red-munia-male-nesting-material-bangalore-2/