zebra finch
noun Date: 1887 a small Australian waxbill (Taeniopygia guttata syn. Poephila guttata) that is chiefly gray above and white below with a red or orange bill, a black-and-white barred tail, and in the male a black-barred throat and that is often kept as a cage bird

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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