zebra-finch

zebra finch

noun
a small Australian waxbill, Poephila guttata, that has black-and-white barred plumage and a chestnut ear patch: popular as a cage bird.

Origin:
1885–90

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zebra finch
 
n
any of various Australasian songbirds with zebra-like markings, such as the grassfinch Poephila castanotis

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