The Pink-Throated Twinspot Is Flaunting Its Retro Look With Polka Dots

The Pink-Throated Twinspot

Whenever you got yourself ready for a retro look for a party, you had to think a lot about creating your look and making yourself stand out from the crowd, probably right. All of a sudden, you get your hands on an outfit with polka dots and you’re like this is what you were looking for and you’re gonna rock with this. Have you ever spotted a bird with polka dots displaying a perfect retro look with a great fashion sense?

No! Let me introduce you to this Pink-Throated Twinspot which is flaunting its retro look with polka dots. 

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Pink-Throated Twinspot is a small seed-eating bird that is scientifically named the Hypargos Margaritatus (which means “a small monster with a hundred Pearly eyes”). They belong to the family Estrildidae

The Pink-Throated Twinspot

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They were named after their pink throat. Afar, these birds look like fluffy and sophisticated retro ladies. Their plumage is woody-brown with plain and dotted black underparts.

Pink-Throated Twinspot habitats in the dry savanna and moist, tropical/subtropical shrublands near the Southeast African Coast in Mozambique, South Africa, and Eswatini. 

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Let’s dive deeper to collect more interesting facts about this Pink-Throated Twinspot.

Look at this Pink-Throated Twinspot.

The Pink-Throated Twinspot birds have brown plumage combined with bright red feathers on their throats and upper breasts. The color of their bellies is black with distinctive polka dots in white. On their pink face, they have a brown crown over their head.

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The Pink-Throated Twinspot

Their eyes are covered with purplish-pink eyeliner. 

When you look at them closely, you can see a purplish-pink liner covering their round eyes.

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Females don’t have pink shades.

As you have noticed in several bird species, females are duller than males and they don’t have bright plumage as compared to the males. 

Females of the Pink-Throated Twinspot don’t have pink shades, instead, they have different shades of brown on their plumage and body. But they also have white polka dots on the black patches on both sides of their underparts.

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The Pink-Throated Twinspot

They are most commonly found in dry savanna and moist tropical and subtropical lowland forests. Pink-Throated Twinspot prefers to live in dry, thick scrub, woodland, and the edges of forest areas.

Pink-Throated Twinspots mostly feed on seeds of grasses.

The Pink-Throated Twinspot

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They often make a distinctive 8 to 10-note high-pitched call “tet-tet-tet-tet…”.

Fortunately, they are populating well and have an estimated global extent of occurrence of 160,000 per square km. But as we all know birds are an important part of our ecosystem, so we should protect them even from captivity. 

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