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Black-winged Lovebird

Black-winged Stilt
Black-throated Sparrow

About the Black-winged Lovebird

Also known as: Abyssinian Lovebird

The Black-winged Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to eastern Africa where it lives at higher elevations. They eat seeds and fruits. The Black-winged Lovebird is the largest species of lovebird.

Both the male and female Black-winged Lovebirds are dark green, but only the male has a red forehead. These birds are also known as Abyssinian Lovebirds.

The conservation status for this species is Least Concern. Abyssinian Lovebirds are not overly popular in aviculture.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 31 May 2007
Scientific Name Agapornis taranta
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. taranta
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
6.25 to 6.5 inches
Range East Africa

International Names

  • 黑翅牡丹鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Agapornis Etiopský (Czech)
  • Tarantadværgpapegøje (Danish)
  • Zwartvleugelagapornis (Dutch)
  • Isokaijanen (Finnish)
  • Inséparable d'Abyssinie (French)
  • Tarantapapagei (German)
  • Inseparabile Alinere (Italian)
  • ハツハナインコ (Hatsuhanainko) (Japanese)
  • Svartvinget Dvergpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Nierozlaczka Czarnoskrzydla (Polish)
  • Inseparable Abisinio (Spanish)
  • Abesinsk Dvärgpapegoja (Swedish)