Yellow-collared Lovebird

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 31 May 2007
Scientific Name
Agapornis personata
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Agapornis
  • A. personata
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 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
5.5 inches

International Names

Czech (Cesky) Agapornis škraboškový
Danish (Dansk) Sorthovedet Dværgpapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartmasker Dwergpapegaai
Finnish (Suomi) Naamiokaijanen
French (Français) Inséparable Masqué
German (Deutsch) Schwarzköpfchen
Italian (Italiano) Inseparabile Mascherato
Japanese (日本語) キエリボタンインコ (Kieribotan'inko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Svarthodet Dvergpapegøye
Polish (Polski) Nierozlaczka Czarnoglowa
Russian (русский язык) Масковый неразлучник
Spanish (Español) Inseparable Enmascarado
Swedish (Svenska) Svarthuvad Dvärgpapegoja
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