Rosy-faced Lovebird

Agapornis roseicollis

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

Lories, Lovebirds, and Australasian Parrots (Psittaculidae)

Code 4

RFLO

Code 6

AGAROS

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Rosy-faced Lovebird is a small parrot that occurs in xeric habitats of the Namib desert in Namibia and Angola. Individuals that have escaped from captivity have established populations in Arizona. The Rosy-faced Lovebird has a large, stable population and is given a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Rosy-faced Lovebird: Small green parrot with red front, pink throat and breast, and blue rump and tail. Has a narrow, white eyering, pale yellow bill, and gray legs and feet. Has pointed wings and short, square tail. Sexes similar. Juvenile duller overall. Fast, direct flight.


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.

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Rosy-faced Lovebird SONGS AND CALLS

Rosy-faced Lovebird A1

High-pitched calls given in flight.

Rosy-faced Lovebird A2

Squeaky calls and chirps from a pair.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"Skritch! Skritch!"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Females carry nesting materials by "weaving" them onto their backs.
  • Lovebirds sleep by sitting next to their mate with their faces turned in towards each other.
  • This species is also known as the Peach-faced Lovebird.
  • A group of parrots has many collective nouns, including a "company", "pandemonium", "prattle", and "psittacosis" of parrots.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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