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Red-headed Lovebird

Red-headed Parrotfinch
Red-fronted Macaw

About the Red-headed Lovebird

Also known as: Red-faced Lovebird

The Red-headed Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to a wide range across much of central Africa.

Red-headed Lovebirds nest in burrows, usually dug into a termite nest or other ground structure. Because of this unusual breeding habit, Red-headed Lovebirds do not breed easily in captivity and are not overly popular in the pet trade. They have a conservation status of Least Concern.

Red-headed Lovebirds are known to roost and sleep upside-down, hanging from tree limbs.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 27 November 2012
Scientific Name Agapornis pullarius
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. pullarius
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 inches
Range West Africa Central Africa East Africa

International Names

  • 红脸牡丹鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • agapornis savanový (Czech)
  • Orangehovedet Dværgpapegøje (Danish)
  • Roodmaskeragapornis (Dutch)
  • savannikaijanen (Finnish)
  • Inséparable à tête rouge (French)
  • Orangeköpfchen (German)
  • Inseparabile facciarossa (Italian)
  • コハナインコ [kohanainko] (Japanese)
  • Rødmasket Dvergpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • nierozlaczka czerwonoglowa (Polish)
  • Краснолицый неразлучник (Russian)
  • Inseparable Carirrojo (Spanish)
  • Orangebröstad dvärgpapegoja (Swedish)

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