Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Red Avadavat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ploceus philippinus
Family : Ploceidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Red Avadavat is a little bird with a red bill and rump (length 10 cm, wing 4.8 cm, bill 1 cm, tarsus 1.2 cm, tail 3.7 cm approximately). The male looks different from the female. The breeding male looks entirely red with white dots all over the body, more on the breast and flanks, except for black lores, an olive-brown crown, nape and mantle, dark brown wings with white tips to the coverts and tertials, and a short blackish tail. It has a short triangular coral red bill, and pink legs and feet. The non-breeding male and female have dull brown upperparts with a red rump, a short dark eye stripe, white tips to the wing-coverts and tertials, and pale pinkish white underparts. It breeds in May-February, the peak period varying from place to place. It feeds mainly on grass seeds.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Mandar Bhagat(www.xeno-canto.org/Mandar Bhagat), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.