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Rosy-faced Lovebird

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Agapornis roseicollis

Alternative name(s): Peach-faced Lovebird

Photo © by Alastair Rae   Namibia, December 2003
Photo © by Alastair Rae
Namibia, December 2003

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[edit] Identification

15cm

  • Green plumage
  • Peach face
  • Blue rump
  • Grey feet
  • Horn coloured bill

Sexes similar

[edit] Distribution

Africa:
Western Africa: Angola
Southern Africa: Namibia, South Africa

A popular cage bird, introduced populations exist in Arizona and Hawaii.

Photo © by safarirangerErongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia, December 2007
Photo © by safariranger
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia, December 2007

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • A. r. catumbella:
  • Subdeserts of south-western Angola
  • A. r. roseicollis:
  • Subdeserts of Namibia to northern Cape Province

[edit] Habitat

Rocky hillsides, woodland, semi-deserts and mountainous terrain .

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Avian Web

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