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Some of the amadavats build nests in June, but the great majority breed during the winter months.
The cheerful little _lals_ inside the cage soon begin to twitter and sing, and their calls attract the wild amadavats in the vicinity.
October, with the result that in the earlier part of the present month parties of baby amadavats are to be seen enjoying the first days of their aerial existence.
The tailor-birds, the ashy and the Indian wren-warblers, the brahminy mynas, the wire-tailed swallows, the amadavats, the sirkeer cuckoos, the pea-fowl, the water-hens, the common and the pied mynas, the cuckoo-shrikes and the orioles are all fully occupied with nursery duties.
The "rains" breeding season of the amadavats or red munias is now over, and the bird-catcher issues forth to snare them.
Selecting an open space near some tall grass in which amadavats are feeding, the bird-catcher sets down the cage and loosens the string so that the flap rests on the earth.
His stock-in-trade consists of some seed and two or three amadavats in one of the pyramid-shaped wicker cages that can be purchased for a few annas in any bazaar.