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Yellow-collared Lovebird

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About the Yellow-collared Lovebird

Also known as: Masked Lovebird, Eye Ring Lovebird

The Yellow-collared Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to northeastern Tanzania. They are also found in neighboring Burundi and Kenya.

Yellow-collared Lovebirds are known for the large white ring around each of their eyes, giving the birds the appearance of wearing a mask. In fact, they are also known as Masked Lovebirds or Eye Ring Lovebirds.

The Yellow-collared Lovebird is one of the smaller species of lovebird. Their diet is mainly seed with fresh fruit and vegetables.

The conservation status for the Yellow-collared Lovebird is Least Concern. They are traditionally popular in aviculture, and certain mutations of this species are among the oldest in the pet trade.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 31 May 2007
Scientific Name Agapornis personata
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. personata
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 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.5 inches
Range East Africa

International Names

  • Agapornis škraboškový (Czech)
  • Sorthovedet Dværgpapegøje (Danish)
  • Zwartmasker Dwergpapegaai (Dutch)
  • Naamiokaijanen (Finnish)
  • Inséparable Masqué (French)
  • Schwarzköpfchen (German)
  • Inseparabile Mascherato (Italian)
  • キエリボタンインコ (Kieribotan'inko) (Japanese)
  • Svarthodet Dvergpapegøye (Norwegian)
  • Nierozlaczka Czarnoglowa (Polish)
  • Масковый неразлучник (Russian)
  • Inseparable Enmascarado (Spanish)
  • Svarthuvad Dvärgpapegoja (Swedish)

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