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These bird’s charming feathers look like they were plucked straight out of a ’50s wardrobe.
The bird was so beautiful it’s hard to believe it is real – like something out of a fairy tale.
This bird comes from the family of finches Estrildidae. It is also named the hypargos margaritatus, which has a literal translation is “a little monster with a hundred pearly eyes”.
With their plump and rounded shape and polka-dotted belly, they’re no different from other twinspots, but it’s the pretty pink feathers around its face that distinguishes it from other birds.
Females are not the same pink colour, despite having the same name.
Their feathers have a more brownish tint but maintain a distinct polka-dotted underpart.
They are mainly found in South Africa, and feed on grass seeds.