chestnut-breasted finch


Definition of chestnut-breasted finch

: a small Australian finch (Donacola castaneothorax) that is ashy brown above shading into rich chestnut on the back and wings with lighter chestnut breast and tail and white underparts and is often kept in aviaries though something of a pest in its native habitat, feeding on various seed crops

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