Monday, October 09, 2023

Birdtober Day Ten: Strawberry Finch

The Strawberry Finch's official name is Red Avadavat, but you can easily see where the nickname came from when you look at the photo of this bird from South-East Asia. It's also sometimes called a Red Munia.


Source: eBird


These birds were once very popular pets, but the males have this intense coloring only during breeding season, and even then they don't get as vividly red when they live in colder climates. Hence my poem.


Rice field

Red flash

Red beak

Red eyes

Red rump

Red hot


©Ruth Bowen Hersey

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