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a small Australian grass finch (Poephila guttata), of the same family (Estrildidae) as the waxbill, with a grayish back and head, a whitish belly, and a brown patch on each cheek
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small Australian bird (Poephila guttata) having black and white striped markings and popular as a cage bird.