Black-winged Lovebird

About the Black-winged Lovebird

Also known as: Abyssinian Lovebird

The Black-winged Lovebird is a small species of parrot native to eastern Africa where it lives at higher elevations. They eat seeds and fruits. The Black-winged Lovebird is the largest species of lovebird.

Both the male and female Black-winged Lovebirds are dark green, but only the male has a red forehead. These birds are also known as Abyssinian Lovebirds.

The conservation status for this species is Least Concern. Abyssinian Lovebirds are not overly popular in aviculture.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 31 May 2007
Scientific Name
Agapornis taranta
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. taranta
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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
6.25 to 6.5 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 黑翅牡丹鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) Agapornis Etiopský
Danish (Dansk) Tarantadværgpapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartvleugelagapornis
Finnish (Suomi) Isokaijanen
French (Français) Inséparable d'Abyssinie
German (Deutsch) Tarantapapagei
Italian (Italiano) Inseparabile Alinere
Japanese (日本語) ハツハナインコ (Hatsuhanainko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Svartvinget Dvergpapegøye
Polish (Polski) Nierozlaczka Czarnoskrzydla
Spanish (Español) Inseparable Abisinio
Swedish (Svenska) Abesinsk Dvärgpapegoja
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