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Any of various seed-eating songbirds of the family Estrildidae and especially of the genus Estrilda, native to Africa and introduced elsewhere, and having a short, often brightly colored waxy beak.
(Animals) any of various chiefly African finchlike weaverbirds of the genus Estrilda and related genera, having a brightly coloured bill and plumage
any of various small, chiefly African finches of the family Estrildidae that have white, pink, or red bills of waxy appearance.