av·a·da·vat | \ ˈavədəˌvat \
variants: or less commonly amadavat \ ˈamə- \
Definition of avadavat
: a very small weaverbird (Estrilda amandava) native to southeast Asia but often kept as a cage bird, having the breeding male scarlet, darker above, and with white dots on wings and sides and the female and eclipse male olive brown above and grayish buff below
— called also strawberry finch
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