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Hypargos margaritatus

Pink-throated Twinspot
Male in Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Hypargos
Reichenbach, 1862
Species: H. margaritatus
Binomial name
Hypargos margaritatus
Strickland, 1844

The Pink-throated Twinspot (Hypargos margaritatus) is an estrildid finch. It inhabits dry savanna and moist, subtropical/tropical (lowland) shrubland habitats near the southeast African coast in Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland. It has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 160,000 km².


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