Definition of cutthroat weaver in US English:

cutthroat weaver

(also cutthroat, cutthroat finch)

noun

  • A small, finchlike African bird of the waxbill family, with speckled brown plumage, a conspicuous crimson throat band, and a rufous belly.

    "Amadina fasciata", family "Estrildidae"

    • ‘Cutthroat finches breed easily, and fast!’
    • ‘Cut throat finches are shades of light brown with black flecks all-over.’