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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Estrildidae.


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  • The pink-throated twinspot (Hypargos margaitatus) and the lemon-breasted canary (Serinus citrinipectus) have restricted ranges and utilize miombo woodland, although their main ranges fall outside this ecoregion.

    Southern Miombo woodlands 2007

  • Only five birds can be considered near-endemics to the ecoregion: Lilian's lovebird (Agapornis lilianae), black-cheeked lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis), pink-throated twinspot (Hypargos margaritatus), Chaplin's barbet (Lybius chaplini), boulder chat (Pinarornis plumosus), and lemon-breasted canary (Serinus citrinipectus).

    Zambezian and Mopane woodlands 2008

  • The hotspot is part of BirdLife International’s Southeast African Coast Endemic Bird Area, with four restricted-range species: Rudd’s apalis (Apalis ruddi), pink-throated twinspot (Hypargos margaritatus), Neergaard’s sunbird (Nectarinia neergaardi) and lemon-breasted seedeater (Serinus citrinipectus).

    Biological diversity in Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany 2008

  • Rudd’s apalis (Apalis ruddi) is also near endemic, together with the pink-throated twinspot (Hypargos margaritatus), and the lemon-breasted seedeater (Serinus citrinipectus).

    Maputaland coastal forest mosaic 2007


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