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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”.

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With a plump and rounded shape and polka-dotted belly, they are not unlike 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.

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