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About the Lilian's Lovebird

Also known as: Nyasa Lovebird, Black-cheeked Lovebird, Nyassa Lovebird

The Lilian's Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to southeastern parts of Africa. They live in woodland habitat and eat a variety of vegetation, including seeds and fruits.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 27 November 2012
Scientific Name Agapornis lilianae
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. lilianae
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 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5 inches
Range East Africa South Africa


Lilian's Lovebird has a conservation status of Near Threatened. They face threats to their habitat as well as capture for the pet trade. They are not particularly common in aviculture, in part because of their reluctance to breed in captivity.

International Names

  • 尼亚牡丹鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • agapornis růžovohlavý (Czech)
  • Jordbærhovedet Dværgpapegøje (Danish)
  • Nyasa-agapornis (Dutch)
  • sambesinkaijanen (Finnish)
  • Inséparable de Lilian (French)
  • Erdbeerköpfchen (German)
  • Inseparabile del Niassa (Italian)
  • ボタンインコ [botan'inko] (Japanese)
  • Nyasadvergpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • nierozlaczka krasnoglowa (Polish)
  • Неразлучник Лилианы (Russian)
  • Inseparable del Nyasa (Spanish)
  • Nyassadvärgpapegoja (Swedish)

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