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About the Rosy-faced Lovebird

Also known as: Peach-faced Lovebird

The Rosy-faced Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to southwestern parts of Africa. They are named for their peach-colored faces, which also earns them the alternate name Peach-faced Lovebird. Males and females look alike.

Rosy-faced Lovebirds are known for their extremely gregarious nature and loud, constant chirping and chatter. They nest in crevices or inside unused nests inside a larger Sociable Weaver group nest. Females gather nesting material and may bring it back to the nest site by weaving it into their back feathers.

Rosy-faced Lovebirds are extremely popular in the pet trade, where they are more commonly called Peach-faced Lovebirds. There are many color mutations in aviculture. In the wild they have a conservation status of Least Concern, though the overall size of the population is trending downward.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 16 March 2007
Scientific Name Agapornis roseicollis
  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. roseicollis
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 15 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
6.7 to 7.1 inches
Range West Africa South Africa

International Names

  • 桃脸牡丹鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Agapornis Růžovohrdlý (Czech)
  • Rosenhovedet Dværgpapegøje (Danish)
  • Perzikkopagapornis (Dutch)
  • Ruusukaijanen (Finnish)
  • Inséparable Rosegorge (French)
  • Rosenköpfchen (German)
  • Inseparabile Facciarosa (Italian)
  • コザクラインコ (Kozakurainko) (Japanese)
  • Rosenhodet Dvergpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Nierozlaczka Czerwonoczelna (Polish)
  • Краснощёкий неразлучник (Russian)
  • Inseparable de Namibia (Spanish)
  • Rosenhuvad dvärgpapegoja (Swedish)

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