rosy faced lovebirds

April 29, 2014 - Rosy-faced Lovebird, Rosy-collared or Peach-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis)

Requested by: thegrish

This small parrot is native to the Namib Desert and other dry areas of southwest Africa. One of the most common captive parrots, there is also an established feral population in Phoenix, Arizona. This breeding population has been in the area since at least the mid-1980s and can be found nesting in saguaro cacti and palm trees. The Rosy-faced Lovebird’s diet is mostly made up of seeds and berries. The birds may form large flocks when these foods are plentiful. They carry nesting materials by tucking them into their tail feathers and build nests in rock crevices, old Sociable Weaver nests, and man-made structures.