Madagascar Lovebird

Agapornis canus

The Grey-headed Lovebird or Madagascar Lovebird lives in the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa. These birds like cultivated land or cleared grasslands. It’s not uncommon to see them in the suburbs or near forest edges. They are the smallest of the lovebirds, and one of the few species of lovebird that are sexually dimorphic. Hens are entirely green and black. The males are similarly colored, except that their entire head and upper breast are a soft pale grey. Madagascar lovebirds are strong fliers. They can develop good speed quickly and effortlessly.

The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in June 2007.

Genus Agapornis
Tribe Psittaculini
Subfamily Psittacinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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