Black-cheeked Lovebird

About the Black-cheeked Lovebird
Also known as: Black-faced Lovebird

The Black-cheeked Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to Zambia, in Africa. The live in woodland habitat where the eat seeds and other vegetation, as well as insect larvae.

Black-cheeked Lovebirds breed relatively easily in captvity though they are not overly popular pet birds. They are known to have a peaceful nature.

The Black-cheeked Lovebird has a conservation status of Vulnerable. While the collection of wild Black-collared Lovebirds is illegal, birds are still caught for both the pet trade and for sustenence. The species suffered its greatest declines in the first half of the 20th century from exploitation as well as habitat loss and changes in farming practices. The birds also need continual access to fresh water, which may be disrupted by human activities. Education programmes and habitat preservation are underway to help this species to survive in the wild.

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