Definition of red-headed finch in US English:

red-headed finch

noun

  • A small waxbill of southern Africa, Amadina erythrocephala (family Estrildidae), having barred and speckled brown plumage and (in the male) a red head (also more fully "red-headed weaver finch").

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Universal System of Natural History.