red waxbill
Amadavat Am`a*da*vat", n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo["o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive brown; the male, in summer, mostly crimson; -- called also {red waxbill}. [Written also {amaduvad} and {avadavat}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Waxbill — Wax bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of finchlike birds belonging to {Estrelda} and allied genera, native of Asia, Africa, and Australia. The bill is large, conical, and usually red in color, resembling sealing wax. Several of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waxbill — /waks bil /, n. any of several small Old World finches, esp. of the genus Estrilda, that have white, pink, or red bills of waxy appearance and are often kept as cage birds. [1745 55; WAX1 + BILL2] * * * ▪ bird       any of several Old World… …   Universalium

  • Red-rumped Waxbill — Taxobox name = Red rumped Waxbill status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Estrilda species = E. charmosyna binomial = Estrilda charmosyna binomial …   Wikipedia

  • red-rumped waxbill — raudonpilvė astrilda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Estrilda charmosyna angl. red rumped waxbill vok. Feenastrild, m rus. алогрудый астрильд, m pranc. astrild des fées, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios astrildos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • waxbill — noun a small finch like songbird with a red bill that resembles sealing wax in colour. [Family Estrildidae: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • waxbill — wax•bill [[t]ˈwæksˌbɪl[/t]] n. orn any of various small, chiefly African finches of the family Estrildidae that have white, pink, or red bills of waxy appearance • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • waxbill — n. any of various birds esp. of the family Estrildidae, with usu. red bills resembling the colour of sealing wax …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Swee Waxbill — Taxobox name = Swee Waxbill image width = 250px image caption = E. m. melanotis status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Estrilda species = E.… …   Wikipedia

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