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Peach-faced Lovebird  

Also Known As: Rosy-faced Lovebird, Rosy-headed Lovebird, Rose-ringed Lovebird

Captive Peach-faced Lovebird on perch

Credit: © Jonker/Innemee Araproject |

Did You Know?
Nesting material, especially bark, is carried by the female Peach-faced Lovebird tucked into its rump feathers into the nest.

Species Profile


Size: Adult Weight:
15cm (6 in) 46-63g (1.6-2.2 oz)

Races including nominate:
two: A.r. roseicollis, A.r. catumbella

Colourization Adult:
A.r. roseicollis: both adults red forecrown to area behind eyes; rose/pink on face and upper breast; bright blue rump and upper tail coverts; green tail, the side feathers black at base, bordered orange/red and banded black near end. Bill horn in colour. Eye dark brown. A.r. catumbella: both adults deeper red forecrown; more red in cheeks.

Colourization Juvenile:
A.r. roseicollis: as in adults but with green forecrown washed with rose/pink; rose/pink face to upper breast washed with grey/blue. Bill horn in colour with black at base.

Call: Are recorded as being shrill and metallic, in single notes or several in repetition. Speed of repetitions increase when alarmed. Some captive birds have been reported duetting.

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Content Sources:

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BirdLife International

Internet Bird Collection

ML Media Collection Catalogue 8403, Peach-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis, Priori, Andrea, New York, USA, Feb. 23 1972, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.