Rosy faced Lovebird

Rosy faced Lovebird

Rosy faced Lovebird 15–18 cm; 43–63 g. Pale grass green, somewhat darker above, with bright blue rump; peach pink face and upper chest, darker reddish crown.

Bill yellowish; fleshy white eye-ring. Immature pale buff-brown on the face and upper chest. Race catum­bella richer and brighter.

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Two subspecies were recognized.


Feral populations were established in the late 1980s in Arizona, USA.


Agapornis roseicollis catumbella Scientific name definitions


SW Angola.

Agapornis roseicollis roseicollis Scientific name definitions


Namibia and adjacent Northern Cape province of South Africa; recorded in SW Botswana.


Editor’s Note: Additional distribution information for this taxon can be found in the ‘Subspecies’ article above. In the future, we will develop a range-wide distribution article.

Rosy-faced Lovebird parrot

Rosy faced Lovebird


Arid woodlandscrubby hillsides, and tree-lined watercourses including river canyons, in rocky terrain, where rainfall exceeds 100mm, and where water accessible.

Coastal sandstone cliffs in Kisama National Park. Escapes occur in urban areas. Up to 1500 m.

Rosy-faced Lovebird

Rosy faced Lovebird


Resident, but wanders locally, e.g. when temporary waterholes dry up.

Rosy faced lovebird food

Mainly seeds of Albizia (also flowers) and Acacia, and buds and foliage of various plants including Euphorbia. Pest in grain fields, notably on maize; also eats cultivated sunflowers. Very dependent on water.

Rosy-faced-Lovebird parrot

Rosy faced Lovebird

Rosy faced lovebird call

The commonest vocalization is a chirruping disyllabic “chi-reep!”. When perched, utters a wide variety of chirruping and screechy notes; also short rattles. Large flocks maintain continuous twittering.

Rosy-Faced Lovebird Chirping Sounds – Orange-Faced Green Pied & Red-Headed Green Opaline

SOURCE: Video Kameraku


Feb–Apr, i.e. late summer, when main seed pods ripening; but Jul in N of range. Nests in rock crevices although also utilizing nests of Sociable Weaver (Philetarius socius) and even buildings and bridges; nest cup-shaped, made of straw, twigs, and other material. Eggs 4–6; incubation c. 23 days, by female only; fledging c. 43 days.



Pach faced lovebird baby

It is important to note the growth progress of your baby bird. This helps to understand your bird’s feather growth and health. Below are details and pictures of the growth progress of my pet, Mumu.

Week 3

Mumu was a small baby with minimal feathers. Its tail was blue in color and looked like a plastic dartboard. Her stomach was bare and her skin was visible. His back had just a line of feathers. Inside his wings, the skin was featherless but there were slits from which his wings grew.

Week 3, Day 4

The ends of the tail were prominent and had a mixture of colors. More feathers started to appear on the back and on his wings. His wings were growing.

Week 4

Its size had increased. Its wings were almost entirely feathered. The tail elongated and the ends of the tail took the form of leaves. But her cheeks and her head still had a few spots to cover.

Week 4, Day 5

He was almost completely feathered at this point. He looked like an adorable little ball of fur. He was about to become fledged (with wing feathers big enough to fly; able to fly).

Week 5, Day 3

It was fully feathered and its beak was properly formed. The tail and wing feathers were finely developed.

Week 6, Day 2

Fully grown and fledgling.

Rosy faced lovebird price

The price of a rosy faced lovebird is 25 to 60 dollars.

Rosy faced lovebird lifespan

The life span of Lilian lovebirds is 10-12 years. The main health problem for these species is loneliness. These birds need a partner for life.

Conservation Status

Rosy-faced Lovebird

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Flocks of hundreds at good food sources, but otherwise in small flocks. Frequently kept as a cage-bird, Angola, and the export of thousands of birds have greatly contributed to the diminution of populations in the S of the country.

Present in Kisama National Park near Luanda, and in Augrabies Falls and Kalahari Gemsbok National Parks, South Africa.

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