avadavat


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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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Species like the monitor lizard, mongoose, Slender Loris, Star Tortoise, spiny- tailed lizards, pangolins, fresh water turtles, Indian tent turtle, double headed snake, pythons, sea horses, sea cucumbers, molluscs, seven types of sharks, Rhesus Macaques, langoors, Tockay Geckos, antelopes, jackals, butterflies and birds like parakeets, Finn's Baya, Green Avadavat, Hill Mynahs, Great Pied Hornbills, peacocks, and sparrows are fast vanishing from their habitats, wildlife protectionists have warned.
Animals: AARDVARK, ALPACA, AMADAVAT or AVADAVAT (Indian song bird), BLACK MAMBA (snake), CARACAL (lynx), CARACARA (vulture-like bird), MATAMATA (a turtle), HELLBENDER (salamander), LEVERET (young hare), TREECREEPER (bird), TREE SHREW, INDRIS (a lemurine animal), SISKIN (bird), KOODOO or COODOO (antelope), MOORCOCK (bird), POTOROO (kangaroo-rat), WOODCOCK (bird), CUSCUS (a marsupial)