Birds never stop to amaze us with their colors, sizes, and different traits. Some birds have intricate and stunning plumage that can be compared to a fruit or a berry. This is true for a species of birds that are unsurprisingly called strawberry finches. The small, sparrow-sized birds of the family Estrildidae can be easily recognized for their scarlet body paired with tiny white dots.
These birds are known as red avadavat or red munia. They can be found across tropical Asia. They prefer to live in open fields like grasslands, jungle clearings, gardens, and meadows, and they thrive in tropical temperatures, thus they are prone to losing plumage intensity in cooler, drier environments. This is often observed in caged birds. They are about 10.16 centimeters in length (3 to 4 inches).
Bird males and females are different in their appearance, the biggest difference is that males have a deep red crown on their back paired with white streaks under the eyes, and the sides of their head and breast are embellished with scarlet. Their tail, wings, and over feathers are marked with white spots. Also, the beaks are red.
Bright red plumage birds play an important role in attracting females; in addition to that, male strawberry finches have their own mating dance, which begins with the male carrying a grass stem or feather in their mouth and bowing with their feathers upright. These birds live in flocks of around 100 other birds of their species and they separate from the group after successful pairing to build nests.