- a small South Asian waxbill that is widely kept as a cage bird. The male has red or green plumage and a red bill. Also called munia.
- Genus Amandava, family Estrildidae: the red avadavat (A. amandava) and the green avadavat (A. formosa)
late 17th century: named after the city of Ahmadabad in India, where the birds were sold