Hypargos Margaritatus
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Hypargos Margaritatus

Pink-throated twinspot
Hypargos margaritatus -Mkhuze Game Reserve -South Africa-8.jpg
Male in Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Hypargos
H. margaritatus
Binomial name
Hypargos margaritatus

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.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Hypargos margaritatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ BirdLife International. "Species factsheet: Pink-throated Twinspot (Hypargos margaritatus)". datazone.birdlife.org. Retrieved 2017.

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