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Yellow-collared Lovebird - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Masked Lovebird

Agapornis personatus


13–15 cm (5-6 in)

  • Blackish-brown head
  • Red bill
  • White eyering
  • Yellow collar and breast
  • Dark green upperparts
  • Paler green underparts

Sexes similar


Africa: endemic to Tanzania.

They have been introduced to Burundi and Kenya as well as many other countries including North America and in Europe.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Savanna, light forest and acacia thorn scrub.



They nest in a tree cavity building a bulky nest with long stalks and tree bark. The clutch consists of 4-5 white eggs which are incubated by the female for 23 days. The young fledge after a further 42 days.


Their diet is not too well know, but includes grass and millet seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2015)
  4. Wikipedia

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