weaverbird

Definitions of weaverbird
  1. noun
    finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
    synonyms: weaver, weaver finch
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    Ploceus philippinus, baya
    common Indian weaverbird
    whidah, whydah, widow bird
    mostly black African weaverbird
    Java finch, Java sparrow, Padda oryzivora, ricebird
    small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields
    amadavat, avadavat
    red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds
    grass finch, grassfinch
    usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds
    Poephila castanotis, zebra finch
    small Australian weaverbird with markings like a zebra's
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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