The Cut-throat finch (Amadina fasciata), also known as the Ribbon finch is a common species of Estrildid finch endemic to Africa.
Cut throat finches have a pale brown base plumage with specks of black, more abundant over the head spreading to the wings, back , flanks, and belly. Their chin and cheeks are white. Males have a brown patched belly with white scale-like patterns. Males also have a red ribbon-like marking on it's throat which also looks like it's been cut, hence the name. Both sexes have pinkish flesh legs.
Cut-throat finches are found throughout Africa and was also introduced in Portugal.