- Corvus ossifragus
- Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
The Fischer's Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to parts of east-central Africa. They live in isolated forest habitat surrounded by open land. They eat a variety of vegetative matter including fruits, seeds, and millet.
Fischer's Lovebirds are colorful little cuties, with a mainly green body plumage. Orange, yellow and red feathers make their upper chest and head stand out. They have a prominent white eyering.
The Fischer's Lovebird has a conservation status of Near Threatened. In the past, capture for the pet trade was a major threat; in the late 1980's the Fischer's Lovebird was the most popular wild-capture parrot for import into the European pet trade. Trapping is now banned. Fischer's Lovebirds breed well in captivity and are known for a loving, affectionate nature.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 26 November 2012|
|Scientific Name||Agapornis fischeri|
|Birdorable Family||Parrots & Parakeets|
(as of 27 January 2017)
1.5 to 2 ounces
|Range||Central Africa East Africa|