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Fischer’s Lovebird

Agapornis fischeri

CHARACTERISTICS

Family
Psittacines

Habitat
Lake Victoria, Tanzania

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Partners for Life

Fischer’s lovebirds are so called because their partnerships are so strong that they usually stay together for life. Evidence of their love for each other shows - they like to clean each other and they cuddle a lot. Even their scientific name Agapornis sheds light on their behaviour: ‘agape’ means love and ‘ornis' means bird and this is where the English name for them comes from: lovebirds.

 

Favourite foods

Seeds, fruit, buds and berries

Conservation status