The cut-throat finch (Amadina fasciata) is a common species of estrildid finch found throughout Africa; it is also known as the bearded finch, the ribbon finch, the cut throat, and the weaver finch.

The cut-throat finch has plumage that is pale, sandy brown with flecks of black all over. They have a black-brown tail, a thick white chin and cheeks, and a chestnut brown patch on the belly. The legs are a pink fleshy colour. The adult male has a bright red band across its throat (thus the name "cut throat"), while the male juveniles have a slightly duller red band.

It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,300,000 km². It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Portugal (introduced), Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Date Location Count
2020-02-16 08:00Lac Mbeubeusse2
2020-02-01 09:58RN de Popenguine2
2020-02-12 15:52Batteling track1
2020-01-21 06:30Kidepo Valley NP2
2020-02-13 07:30Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu Safari Lodge1
2020-01-31 07:20Abidjatta-Shalla NP1
2020-02-02 14:10Debre Birhan countryside3
2020-01-26 06:38Awash NP (Please use more specific hotspot)4
2020-02-13 10:15Eluanata Dam2
2020-02-12 06:00Ruaha NP3
2020-02-02 06:51Rooiwal WTP2
2020-01-28 10:00Pretoria National Botanical Garden2
2020-02-03Hannah Game Lodge2
2020-01-29 05:58Nelspruit Nature Reserve5
2020-01-22 16:58Kruger NP--Satara Camp1