(Estrildidae; Ϯ Cut-throat Finch A. fasciata) Corrupt dim. < genus Ammodramus Swainson, 1827, sparrow; "AMADINA.  ...  Bill short, large, conic, entire. Wings short, rounded; the first quill spurious and very small; the second and third nearly equal and longest. Tail short, even, or slightly rounded.  Type. Loxia fasciata. Gmelin.  Brown, Ill. of Zool. Pl. 27." (Swainson 1827). The Cut-throat Finch was considered to form a link between Ammodramus and Estrilda Swainson, 1827, waxbill (see Estrilda).
Synon. Sporothlastes.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 January 2019).