Meet the Pink-Throated Twinspot, The Pretty Polka Dotted Bird (10 Pics)

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This charming – bird’s feathers look like they have been plucked straight out of a/ 50’s wardrobe.

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The bird is so-beautiful it is hard to believe it’s real – like something out of a fairy tale.

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This bird comes from the finch family Estrildidae. It is also named: the hypargos margaritatus, which has – a literal translation of ‘a small monster with a hundred pearly eyes’.

Pink-throated Twinspot – Bird & Wildlife Photography by Richard and Eileen  Flack

With a plump and rounded shape and polka-dotted belly, they are not un-like other twinspots, but it is the pretty pink feathers around its face that distinguishes it from other birds.

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The female does not have the; same pink colouring, despite sharing’ the same name.

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Their feathers-are browner in tone, but still, maintain the distinct polka-dotted underpart.

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They are mainly found in South Africa, and feed on grass seeds.

Pink-throated Twinspot – Bird & Wildlife Photography by Richard and Eileen  Flack
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