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Agapornis fischeri (Fischer's Lovebird)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Fischer's lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) is a small parrot species of the Agapornis genus. They were originally discovered in the late 19th century, and were first bred in the United States in 1926. They are named after German explorer Gustav Fischer.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.15971
EDGE Score: 2.33403


Adult Weight [1]  48 grams
Birth Weight [2]  3.6 grams
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  80 %
Forages - Understory [3]  50 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [4]  5
Maximum Longevity [1]  13 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Serengeti volcanic grasslands Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Lake Manyara National Park II 78767 Tanzania  
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve 5696026 Tanzania  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Arusha National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Lake Eyasi Tanzania A1, A4i, A4iii
Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Lake Natron and Engaruka basin Tanzania A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Longido Game Controlled Area Tanzania A1, A3, A4i
Maswa Game Reserve Tanzania A1, A2
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Serengeti National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Tarangire National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i
Wembere steppe Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii

Prey / Diet

Achyranthes asper[5]
Cenchrus mezianus[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Binder Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Giza Zoological Garden
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Kazan Zoological & Botanical Garden
Kharkiv Zoo
Kyiv Zoological Park
Lee Richardson Zoo
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Moscow Zoological Park
Mulhouse Zoo
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Oakland Zoo
Odense Zoologiske Have
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Ragunan Zoological Park
Riverside Zoo
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Silesian Zoological Garden
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
The Parrot Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Wilhelma Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo Negara Malaysia
Zoologicka Zahrada Bratislava
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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