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avadavat

(ˌævədəˈvæt) or

amadavat

n
(Animals) either of two Asian weaverbirds of the genus Estrilda, esp E. amandava, having a red plumage: often kept as cagebirds
[C18: from Ahmadabad, Indian city from which these birds were brought to Europe]
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Noun1.avadavat - red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birdsavadavat - red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds
weaver finch, weaverbird, weaver - finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
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Thyroid and the annual gonad development body weight, pigmentation and bill color cycles of lal munia Estrila amandava.
Ortygospiza is not close to Amandava on either Fig.
Goodwin (1982) suggested that Amandava was probably nearest to an ancestral estrildid.