The Rosy-faced Lovebird

Scientific Name:
Agapornis roseicollis
Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
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About the Rosy-faced Lovebird

The Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), also known as the Peach-faced Lovebird, is a small parrot species native to southwestern Africa.

Habitat

Rosy-faced Lovebirds are commonly found in arid and semi-arid regions, including savannas, scrublands, and deserts. They inhabit areas with scattered trees, bushes, and thornveld, where they can find suitable nesting sites and food sources. These lovebirds are often seen in human-modified landscapes, including agricultural areas, orchards, and urban areas with gardens and parks.

Length

Rosy-faced Lovebirds are small parrots, measuring approximately 17 to 18 centimeters (6.7 to 7.1 inches) in length, with a wingspan of about 28 to 30 centimeters (11 to 12 inches). They have a stocky body, short tail, and relatively large head. Their plumage is predominantly green, with a distinctive rosy-pink face, throat, and chest. They have blue flight feathers on the wings and a red patch on the upper surface of the tail. Best Viewing The best places to view Rosy-faced Lovebirds are in their native habitats within southwestern Africa, including countries such as Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. Look for them in areas with suitable vegetation and water sources, such as savannas, woodlands, and suburban gardens. These lovebirds are often seen flying in small flocks or perched in trees and bushes, where they feed on seeds, fruits, and flowers.