May 4, 2016 – Pink-throated Twinspot, Rosy Twinspot, or Verreaux’s Twinspot (Hypargos margaritatus)

Requested by: @gepwin

These estrildid finches are found in Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland. Foraging on the ground in pairs or small groups, they eat grass seeds and insects and often flock with other waxbill species. Their oval-shaped nests with side entrances are made from dry grasses, dead leaves, spider webs, and palm fibers. Their contact calls are describes as sounding like “seesee.”

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