Amandava amandava | red avadavat

Introduced

Other Names: red munia, strawberry finch

The red avadavat are sometimes called the strawberry finch, due to their red color and white spots (like the seeds on a strawberry). They travel in small flocks feeding on grass seeds in open areas, especially around water sources. They were brought to Hawaiʻi from Southeast Asia in the early 1900s.

Hotspots for red avadavat

Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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