from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bird of the genus Estrelda (which see): as, the gray astrild, Estrelda cinerea.


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  • Some introduced resident landbirds are waxbill (Estrilda astrild), common myna (Acridotheres tristis), and canary (Serinus flaviventris).

    Ascension scrub and grasslands

  • Other residents of the islands are sooty albatross (Phoebetria fusca) (240 pairs), remnant populations of soft-plumaged petrel (Pterodroma mollis) and grey petrel (Procellaria cinera), antarctic tern (Sterna vittata tristanensis), brown skua (Catharacta lonnbergi), and common waxbill (Estrilda astrild) (introduced 1977-1985).

    Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands


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  • for the bird listers. Also estrelda

    January 17, 2013