Genus AMANDAVA

Amandava Blyth, Nat. Hist. Selborne, White, p. 44 (1836). Type, Amandava amandava Linn.

The genus Amandava contains two Indian species of Munia, in which the males are red and the females brown, both sexes being much spotted with white on various parts of the plumage. Amandava differs from Stictospiza in its narrower, more pointed tail-feathers as well as in colour-pattern. The two species this genus contains are sometimes treated as geographical races but as there seems to be no intermediate forms to link the two together I give them the rank of full species.

Key to Species.

A. Abdomen black……………….A. amandava, p. 96.
B. Abdomen yellowish red………….A. flavidiventris, p. 97.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus AMANDAVA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
95
M_ID: 
29987
M_SN: 
Amandava
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3800

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