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.
Cut-throat
Date Location Count
2020-03-19 06:30Khama Rhino Sanctuary2
2020-03-13 09:33Yabello Sanctuary2
2020-03-06 14:57Lake Basaka--north shore2
2020-03-07 07:20Awash NP--southern section4
2020-03-10 07:55Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve8
2020-03-11 06:45Negele area east4
2020-03-16 06:00Liben Plain10
2020-03-22 07:00Kwa Nokeng Lodge1
2020-03-26 06:21Nyumba ya Mungu Reservoir6
2020-03-19 11:29Kgomo-Kgomo to Moretele1
2020-03-14 06:40Voi (general)3
2020-03-14 10:24Kgomo-Kgomo1
2020-03-12 18:30Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2020-03-15 06:00Rust de Winter Roadside Routes1
2020-03-07 13:11University of Pretoria--Experimental Farm5
2020-03-08 08:36Pretoria National Botanical Garden2
2020-04-04 15:26Nelspruit Nature Reserve3