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Agapornis personatus (Yellow-collared Lovebird)

Synonyms: Agapornis personata

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-collared lovebird (Agapornis personatus), also called masked lovebird or eye ring lovebird, is a monotypic species of bird of the lovebird genus in the parrot family Psittaculidae. They are native to northeast Tanzania and have been introduced to Burundi and Kenya.
View Wikipedia Record: Agapornis personatus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.94508
EDGE Score: 1.59839


Adult Weight [1]  52 grams
Birth Weight [2]  3.6 grams
Female Weight [4]  56 grams
Male Weight [4]  49 grams
Weight Dimorphism [4]  14.3 %
Diet [3]  Granivore
Diet - Seeds [3]  100 %
Forages - Understory [3]  40 %
Forages - Ground [3]  60 %
Clutch Size [5]  5
Fledging [1]  44 days
Incubation [1]  23 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground display


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Lake Manyara National Park II 78767 Tanzania  
Nairobi National Park II 16444 Kenya
Ruaha National Park 4997953 Tanzania  

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Ruaha National Park Tanzania A3, A4i
Tarangire National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i
Usangu flats Tanzania A1, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
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
4Fry, CH, S. Keith, and EK Urban. 1988. The birds of Africa. Volume III. Academic Press, New York, New York, USA
5Jetz 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
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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