amadavat definition

  • noun:
    • The strawberry finch, a little Indian songbird (Estrelda amandava), generally caged and held for fighting.
    • The strawberry finch, a little Indian song bird (Estrelda amandava), generally caged and held for fighting. The female is olive-brown; the male, in summer, mainly crimson; -- labeled as in addition red waxbill.
    • a tiny conirostral granivorous finch-like bird, of the order Passeres, suborder Oscines, family members PloceidÅ“, subfamily SpermestinÅ“; the Estrilda amandava, a native of Asia, plus one for the commonest unique cage-birds.
    • red Asian weaverbirds usually kept as cage wild birds

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