Definition of firefinch in English:

firefinch

Line breaks: fire|finch
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəfɪntʃ
 
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noun

A small African songbird of the waxbill family, the male of which has mainly pink or reddish plumage.
  • Genus Lagonosticta, family Estrildidae: several species
More example sentences
  • None of the indigobirds associated with red-billed firefinch were closely related to individuals associated with brown firefinch, or vice versa.
  • The host species, various firefinches, started diverging from one another 7 million years ago.
  • In addition to their seed diet, Firefinches are also eager to take small insects during breeding time.

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