from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ornithology, the specific name of the amadavat, Fringilla amandava (Linnæus), now Estrilda amandava, used by Bonaparte in 1850 as a generic name of that section of the genus of which the amadavat is the type.
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The Indian red-munia or red waxbill or _lal_ (_Sporæginthus amandava_) is another very small bird.
The red munia, or amadavat, or _lal_ (_Estrelda amandava_) is, next to the paroquet, the bird most commonly caged in India.
Lollah, _lal_, the bird _Estrelda amandava_; see HAVERDEWATT
 _Lal, Estrelda amandava_, the avadavat, is so called because it was brought to Europe from Ahmadabad.
; _Estrelda amandava_, Gray) and the _Bato-Bató_ and _Punay_ pigeons (_Ptilinopus roseicollis_, Gray).
Francolin — de rifle de France Fringilla alario — — amandava — 311, angolenfis - i autumnalis ~ —.