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Rosy-faced Lovebird - BirdForum Opus

Agapornis roseicollis

Alternative name(s): Peach-faced Lovebird

Photo © by Alastair Rae
Namibia, December 2003



  • Green plumage
  • Peach face
  • Blue rump
  • Grey feet
  • Horn coloured bill

Sexes similar


Western Africa: Angola
Southern Africa: Namibia, South Africa

A popular cage bird, introduced populations exist in Arizona and Hawaii.

Photo © by safariranger
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia, December 2007



There are 2 subspecies:

  • A. r. catumbella:
  • Subdeserts of south-western Angola
  • A. r. roseicollis:
  • Subdeserts of Namibia to northern Cape Province


Rocky hillsides, woodland, semi-deserts and mountainous terrain .


Gregarious and noisy, they are a colonial breeder with nests in inaccessible and sometimes vertical cracks in sandstone koppies or steep rock faces on exfoliating granite. However, it is highly adaptable and also nests and roosts in Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius) nests, but also in artificial structures, junction boxes on power poles, and in other unnatural habitats.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Avian Web

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