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Amandava amandava

Basic information
Scientific name Amandava amandava

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Common names Red avadavat, Red munia, Avadavat, Strawberry finch, Red waxbill, Scarlet amandava, Amandava
Higher taxon Estrildidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Malay Peninsula
Habitat Grassland, stream, reed bed, riverside, shrub, landfill, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There were records of breeding in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Hyogo, and Niigata Prefs., and occurrence most of Japan except for Ryukyus and Akita, Iwate and northern region. Range in Japan
Date There were records of import since 17 or 18 C. Found since 1960s along Tamagawa and Arakawa River, Tokyo. In 1964 to 1973, breedings were recored in Hyogo Pref.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Potentially: Damage on agriculture in foreign non-native range. Unknown impact. Because not so abundant in Japan, there seems no serious impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Luzon Is., Sumatra Is., Singapore, Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Repub. Dominica, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles, Hawaii, Reunion, Vanuatu, Fiji, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-13) (in Jpn)
  • Clement et al. (1993) Finch & Sparrow. Christpher Helm, London.
  • Eguchi & Amano (1999) Naturalization of exotic birds in Japan. Jpn J Ornithol. 47, 97-114 (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Invasive birds in Japan. Global Environ Res. 8(1), 29-39.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-12)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.