Fischer’s Lovebird

Agapornis fischeri

The Fischer’s lovebirds are native to a small area of east-central Africa, south and southeast of Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania. In drought years, some birds move west into Rwanda and Burundi seeking moister conditions. These noisy and intelligent birds live in small flocks, and have a fast, straight flight. They eat a wide variety of foods, including seeds and fruit. It is impossible to tell whether they are a male or female through plumage.

The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in July 2008.

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