Rosy-faced Lovebird

Agapornis roseicollis

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

Lories, Lovebirds, and Australasian Parrots (Psittaculidae)

Code 4

RFLO

Code 6

AGAROS

ITIS

Egg Color:

Dull white



Number of Eggs:

4 - 6



Incubation Days:

23



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Tree cavity



Nest Material:

Grasses



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Rosy-faced Lovebird: Small green parrot with pink on the throat and breast, red on the front, and blue on the rump and tail. It has a white eye ring, pale yellow bill, and short tail. Sexes are similar. Juvenile has a brown bill, pale pink face and throat, and green front.

Range and Habitat

Rosy-faced Lovebird: Within its native range in southwestern Africa, this species occurs in deserts, dry forests, and arid grasslands. Introduced populations in North America occur in urban areas of central and southern Arizona, Florida, northern Virginia, and limited areas of the West Indies and Mexico. Populations are resident.

Breeding and Nesting

Rosy-faced Lovebird: Four to six dull white eggs laid in tree cavity and incubated by the female for 23 days. In their native range, they also nest in the large, stick nests of weaver birds.

Foraging and Feeding

Rosy-faced Lovebird: Forages for seeds and small fruits by plucking them with its bill or feet and then eating them while perched.

Vocalization

Rosy-faced Lovebird: High-pitched screeching sounds.

Similar Species

Rosy-faced Lovebird: Other parrot species have longer tails and lack pink on the throat.

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The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
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The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
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