LOVEBIRDS

Lovebirds are a group of small-short-tailed parrots from Africa. They tend to live in open landscape and high in the mountains. Lovebirds differ from most other parrots by the fact that lovebirds drink alot of water. Lovebirds will nest just about anywhere. They have been seen to build their nests in gutters of homes and in abandoned nests of other species of birds.

Species:

Abyssinian Lovebird
Black-cheecked Lovebird
Fischer's Lovebird
Madagascar Lovebird
Masked Lovebird
Nyasa Lovebird
Peach-faced Lovebird
Red-faced Lovebird

 

 

Abyssinian Lovebird (Agapornis taranta)

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Distribution: Eastern and central Eithiopia
Size: 6.5 inches (16.5cm)
Sexing Males have red plumage on their head
Females have green heads
Youngsters: Both sexes look simular to the female but the male
can be reconized by seeing black underwing converts

 

 

Black-cheecked Lovebird (Agapornis Nigrigensis)

Black-Cheeked Lovebird
Distribution: South-western Zambia
Size: 5 inches (14cm)
Sexing No visual distinction
Youngsters: A bit duller then adults with only the tip of their beak red
while the rest of the beak is an orangish color

 

 

Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis Fischeri)

fischer lovebird
Distribution: Northern Tanzania
Size: 51/2 inches (14cm)
Sexing No visual distinction
Youngsters: A bit duller then adults with dark markings on the beak

 

 

Madagascar Lovebird (Agapornis Cana)

Madagascar Lovebird
Distribution: Madagascar Island -- off the coast of south-eastern Africa
Size: 5 inches (13cm)
Sexing Males have grey heads while
Females heads are green
Youngsters: Look like adults

 

 

Masked Lovebird (Agapornis Personata)

masked lovebird
Distribution: Northern / North-eastern Tanzania
Size: 51/2 inches (14cm)
Sexing No visual distinction
Youngsters: A bit duller then adults with dark markings on the beak

 

 

Nyasa Lovebird (Agapornis Lilianae)

Nyasa lovebird
Distribution: Southern Tanzania / Northern Zambia
Size: 5 inches (13cm)
Sexing No visual distinction
Youngsters: Dduller than adults

 

 

Peach-faced Lovebird (Agapornis Roseicollis)

Peach-faced lovebird
Distribution: South-west Africa
Size: 6 inches (15cm)
Sexing No visual distinction
Youngsters: Usually lack the pronounced pink coloration of adults

 

 

Red-faced Lovebird (Agapornis Pullaria)

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Distribution: Africa, Uganda, and Ethiopia
Size: 6 inches (15cm)
Sexing Females red face feathers are more orangish than the males
Youngsters: Looks simular to the female


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