Rosy-faced Lovebird

About the Rosy-faced Lovebird

Also known as: Peach-faced Lovebird

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 16 March 2007
Scientific Name
Agapornis roseicollis
  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. roseicollis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 21 March 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
6.7 to 7.1 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 桃脸牡丹鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) Agapornis Růžovohrdlý
Danish (Dansk) Rosenhovedet Dværgpapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Perzikkopagapornis
Finnish (Suomi) Ruusukaijanen
French (Français) Inséparable Rosegorge
German (Deutsch) Rosenköpfchen
Italian (Italiano) Inseparabile Facciarosa
Japanese (日本語) コザクラインコ (Kozakurainko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Rosenhodet Dvergpapegøye
Polish (Polski) Nierozlaczka Czerwonoczelna
Russian (русский язык) Краснощёкий неразлучник
Spanish (Español) Inseparable de Namibia
Swedish (Svenska) Rosenhuvad dvärgpapegoja
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