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Agapornis roseicollis (Rosy-faced Lovebird)

Wikipedia Abstract

The rosy-faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), also known as the rosy-collared or peach-faced lovebird, is a species of lovebird native to arid regions in southwestern Africa such as the Namib Desert. A loud and constant chirper, these birds are very social animals and often congregate in small groups in the wild. They eat throughout the day and take frequent baths. Coloration can vary widely among populations. Plumage is identical in males and females. Lovebirds are renowned for their sleep position in which they sit side-by-side and turn their faces in towards each other. Also, females are well noted to tear raw materials into long strips, "twisty-tie" them onto their backs, and fly substantial distances back to make a nest. They are common in the pet industry, although lovebirds are o
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Infraspecies

Agapornis roseicollis catumbella (Southern peach-faced lovebird)
Agapornis roseicollis roseicollis (Peach-faced lovebird)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.85038
EDGE Score: 2.06056

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  54 grams
Birth Weight [1]  4 grams
Diet [2]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  70 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  50 %
Female Maturity [3]  5 months
Male Maturity [3]  5 months
Clutch Size [4]  5
Incubation [3]  23 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Augrabies Falls National Park II 137301 Northern Cape, South Africa
Daan Viljoen Game Park II 9924 Namibia  
Etosha National Park II 5699141 Namibia  
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park II 2382284 Northern Cape, South Africa
Richtersveld National Park II 399195 Northern Cape, South Africa

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish 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
3de 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
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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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