- Thalasseus maximus
- Terns & Gulls
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.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 March 2007|
|Scientific Name||Agapornis roseicollis|
|Birdorable Family||Parrots & Parakeets|
(as of 15 January 2017)
6.7 to 7.1 inches
|Range||West Africa South Africa|