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Rosy-faced lovebird

Agapornis roseicollis


A loud and constant chirper, these birds are very social animals and often congregate in small groups in the wild. They eat throughout the day and take frequent baths. Coloration can vary widely among populations but females are generally darker and greener, while males are smaller and brighter. Lovebirds are renowned for their sleep position in which they sit side-by-side and turn their faces in towards each other. Also, females are well noted to tear raw materials into long strips, "twisty-tie" them onto their backs, and fly distances back to make a nest.


A species of lovebird native to arid regions in southwestern Africa such as the Namib Desert. Escapes from captivity are frequent in many parts of the world and feral birds dwell in the Phoenix metro area of Arizona where they live in a variety of habitats, both urban and rural. Some dwell in Cacti and others have been known to frequent feeders in descent sized flocks.


Sadly, I don't see them or the near-by palm tree colony, anymore. And, they were such a joy to observe.

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Lari Pekurar
Lari Pekurar 13 years ago
Peach faced lovebird
Agapornis roseicollis Rosy-faced Lovebird

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Lovely series,

Isabela 13 years ago

Great series

Latimeria 13 years ago

The cactus looks like it has a face and the bird is chilling in its mouth, that's so awesome.

alicelongmartin 13 years ago

Thanks for such good information. My grandson loves these kinds of birds.

Lari Pekurar
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Lari Pekurar

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Spotted on Mar 12, 2011
Submitted on Mar 17, 2011

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