Next stop; fashion week.
This charming – bird’s feathers look like they have been plucked straight out of a/ 50’s wardrobe.
The bird is so-beautiful it is hard to believe it’s real – like something out of a fairy tale.
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’.
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.
The female does not have the; same pink colouring, despite sharing’ the same name.
Their feathers-are browner in tone, but still, maintain the distinct polka-dotted underpart.
They are mainly found in South Africa, and feed on grass seeds.