Masked Lovebird

Agapornis personata

Biological Characteristics: Its head is black with white ring markings around the eyes giving it a masked appearance. The beak is bright red. The back is a darker green than the belly and the wings have black flight feathers. The breast is yellow, which extends to the nape and back of the head. Males and females have identical external appearances while the young are duller in colour.

Habitat and Geographic Distribution: Dry regions and sparsely wooded areas of central and southern Africa.

Diet: Frugivorous. Fruits and seeds.

Reproduction: Oviparous. Females lay 4 to 6 eggs that they incubate for around 23 days.

Behaviour: Always fly in pairs. Couples preen and groom each other and this behaviour has led to them being called inseparable.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN)


Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Length: 12.5-15 cm

Weight: 70-100 g

Lifespan: 10 – 15 years

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