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About the Fischer's Lovebird

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.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 November 2012
Scientific Name Agapornis fischeri
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. fischeri
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Near Threatened
  • 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 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.5 inches
1.5 to 2 ounces
Range Central Africa East Africa


From IUCN Red List:
The Fischer's Lovebird is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has experienced a moderately rapid population reduction in its restricted range owing to trapping for export. Although this has been halted, it could re-start, and any evidence of a greater population decline could qualify the species for a higher threat category.

International Names

  • 费氏牡丹鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • agapornis Fischerův (Czech)
  • Rødhovedet Dværgpapegøje (Danish)
  • Fischers Agapornis (Dutch)
  • viktoriankaijanen (Finnish)
  • Inséparable de Fischer (French)
  • Pfirsichköpfchen (German)
  • Inseparabile di Fischer (Italian)
  • ルリゴシボタンインコ [rurigoshibotan] (Japanese)
  • Rødhodet Dvergpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • nierozlaczka rudoglowa (Polish)
  • Неразлучник Фишера (Russian)
  • Inseparable de Fischer (Spanish)
  • Rödhuvad dvärgpapegoja (Swedish)

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