Lovebirds is the common name for the nine species of birds that come from the genus Agarponis, of the ordo Psittaciformes (crooked-beaked bird). Eight of the nine species are from the island of Madagascar. Each lovebird does have the same physical shape, but each has a special character that is different. These special characters can be a feather color and or behavior.
Yellow Neck Lovebirds
Yellow neck lovebirds or in scientific name Agarponis personata measuring about 14 cm. This lovebird species is also called masked lovebird or yellow collateral lovebird. This bird has a special characteristic: a green body, black head, yellow neck, red beak, and white circles eye. Yellow neck Lovebird came from Northern Tanzania, Burundi, and Kenya.
This yellow-necked Lovebirds or masked lovebird has a flying range is not too far away. Yellow-necked Lovebird able to fly to a height of 1650 meters. They can live anywhere from the pasture to the mountains
Fischer lovebirds or in scientific name Agarponis fischeri measuring about 14 cm. Green body with orange-yellow tinge on the neck, red beak, and a white eye ring. This bird came from the Northern Tanzania.
Lilian lovebirds or in scientific name Agarponis lilianae measuring about 13 cm. This bird is often called the Nyasa lovebird. Green body, orange head, red beak, and a white eye ring. Lilian lovebird able to fly up to 1,900 meters. This Small groups lovebird species is often found in some mountains in Malawi.
Black-Faced lovebirds or in scientific name Agarponis Nigrigenis measuring about 14 cm. This bird is also called black-cheeked lovebird. Green body, brown-black face, red beak with a base of white beak, and white eye circles. This Lovebird species comes from Zambia.
Rose Lovebirds or in scientific name Agarponis roseicollis. This type of lovebird is called peach-faced lovebird or Rosy-faced lovebird. This bird is about 15 cm. Green body, orange face, there is a blue tinge on the back, and pale white beak.
In the wild, roses lovebird live in mountainous areas. He was able to fly to a height of about 1500 meters. This Small groups of lovebird species is often found in some mountains in Namibia, South Africa, and Angola.
Abyssinian lovebirds or in scientific name Agarponis Taranta. This Lovebird species is also called black-winged lovebird, measuring about 17 cm. Green body, red beak, some black wing feathers. For the male birds, there is a red color on the forehead, while females are green all over his head. Beside eating seeds, Abyssinian lovebird also like to eat insects. Black-winged lovebird came from Ethiopia. Abyssinian lovebird is often seen flying in small groups (about 4-20 birds). The ability to fly from the Abyssinian lovebird is that capable of flying up to 3,000 meters.
Red-headed Lovebirds or in scientific name called Agarponis pullarius. This type of Lovebird has a different name red-faced lovebird. This Lovebird species, measuring about 15 cm. Green body with red faces. This red color appears darker in the male birds, and seemed a little light on the female bird. Red-faced lovebird came from central Africa. This type of Lovebird is the most widely encountered in the wild. Unlike the other types, red-headed lovebird who would rather be on the ground. This type of lovebird is “the best pedestrian” lovebird compared with other species.
The Grey-headed Lovebirds
Grey-headed lovebirds or in scientific name called Agarponis canus. This lovebird species, measuring about 13 cm. Grey-headed lovebird is often also called Madagascar lovebird. The body is green, and dark green on the back of the body, with pale white beak. In the males the head is gray, while the female bird is green. Grey-headed lovebird or Madagascar lovebird is derived from Madagascar.
Black-necked Lovebirds or in scientific name also called swindernianus Agarponis measuring about 13.5 cm. Sometimes called the black-collared lovebird or swindern’s lovebird. Green body, there is a brownish color at the neck, a little black color on the back of the neck, and the beak color is dark gray or black. Black-necked Lovebird just want to eat figs alone, so it is very difficult lovebird species to keep as pets. Black-collared lovebird came from central Africa.
Black-necked Lovebirds is one of the most difficult wild lovebird to be investigated because it is very rare. They live in small groups, which is about 12 birds and live in the tops of high trees and rarely come down to the ground.