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Lovebirds are named so due to the strength of their monogamous bonds. Partners also spend a lot of their time together, which further adds to the allusion from the name.
Lovebirds, members of the genus Agapornis, are part of the parrot family. They are among the smallest parrots.
There are nine species of lovebirds. They are native to Africa, eight of the nine are native to the African mainland, and the other is native to Madagascar. They are all between 13-17 cm long, and weigh about 50 g. Regardless of the particular species, they are stoutly built and are mostly green. The particular variations in the coloration, apart from the standard green, define the species.
Although they are native to Africa, they are popular pets all over the world. The numerous color morphs seen in captive lovebirds is a result of selective breeding. These artificially bred coloring patterns are not beneficial in the wild.
As said before, there are nine species of lovebirds, distinguished by relatively minor differences in their coloring. Here’s some particulars about the nine species :
Rosy Faced Lovebird
Binomial Name: Agapornis roseicollis
The rosy faced lovebird, also known as the peach faced lovebird and the rosy collared lovebird, is found in the deserts of southwestern Africa, particularly the Namib Desert. This species has two recognized subspecies: A. r. catumbella, which is mostly found in Angola, and A. r. roseicollis, which is found mostly in Namibia, Botswana, and parts of South Africa. They are among the largest lovebirds, with an average length of 17-18 cm.
This species is particularly prone to mutations of coloration, and various color patterns