Black-collared Lovebird

About the Black-collared Lovebird

Also known as: Swindern's Lovebird

The Black-collared Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to central parts of Africa. It lives in forest habitat around the equator.

Black-collared Lovebirds have a mostly green plumage, with a black collar behind the neck, blue, red and black tail feathers, and a yellow iris.

Black-collared Lovebirds have a special diet which always includes figs. Because of this unusual dietary requirement, they are rarely kept as pets or in aviaries. The Black-collared Lovebird has a conservation status of Least Concern.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 November 2012
Scientific Name
Agapornis swindernianus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. swindernianus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 黑领牡丹鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) agapornis zelenohlavý
Danish (Dansk) Grønhovedet Dværgpapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartkraagagapornis
Finnish (Suomi) sepelkaijanen
French (Français) Inséparable à collier noir
German (Deutsch) Grünköpfchen
Italian (Italiano) Inseparabile dal collare nero
Japanese (日本語) ワカクサインコ [wakakusainko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Svartkraget Dvergpapegøye
Polish (Polski) nierozlaczka obrozna
Russian (русский язык) Ошейниковый неразлучник
Spanish (Español) Inseparable Acollarado
Swedish (Svenska) Svarthalsad dvärgpapegoja
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