Peach Faced Parrot



Peach faced parrot:scientific name: Agapornis roseicollis ) for the parrot family parrot birds, in the Greek “Agape”, is the meaning of love, and “Ornis” is the meaning of the birds, it is also known as ” love birds ” Is a very like the gregarious and affectionate parrot. Body length is generally about 15 cm, weight 40-50 grams. Beak white, black eyes. In the cultivation of artificial breeding, with a lot of different feather color varieties.

Feed on various plant seeds, fruits, and paddies. In the wild, the birds often cluster crops and orchards, driven by local farmers. As the bird’s feathers are bright, often caught breeding, resulting in fewer and fewer wild species.

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Wild populations are distributed in Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. Puerto Rico, Botswana, and Zimbabwe also have occasional entry.

Peach faced parrot Morphological characteristics

Peach Faced ParrotPeach faced parrot body length 16 cm, weight 46-63 g. Bird head is green, forehead, eyes behind the narrow striped feathers are red; head, bird’s beak and eyes, cheeks, throat and chest above the pink; body on both sides, abdomen, and tail inside the cover is yellow-green ; Tail for the bright blue, the top of the tail green, inside the blue; wings inside the cover feathers for the green, and a little light blue. Bird beak yellowish white, iris dark brown.

Bird’s beak will be black, the head is gray and pink, to 4 months to grow into the birds and the general body color. Peach faced Parrot is one of the most popular small parrots in China, and the tallest lovebird , which is slightly shorter than the black-winged bird parrot, but with heavier weight, there are a variety of different color variants. One of the most frequently purchased birds.

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Habitat environment

Mainly in the dry forest below 1500m above sea level, from the sub-desert dry grassland, tropical grassland forest, rock terrain, rivers next to the woodland, palm trees to the crop area are often active range, the main habitat Near the water source area

Peach faced parrot Living habits

Peach Faced Parrot

‘Peach faced parrot’ are generally 5 to 20 or so activities, but when feeding and drinking water to the water will be hundreds of gathered, usually in the group always like to quarrel with each other, very noisy; usually The birds will continue to move to find the next water source, very dependent on water, often one day to go to the water source several times; sometimes crops (such as crops), when the water source will stop, Mature when they will gather a large number of foraging, by the local farmers as a bird. Although the sound is not big, but the sound is sharp, often noisy, very lively personality, love, and curiosity, and the owner from childhood has a good interaction with the birds love people close, some will be very naughty, unpredictable, action is very agile, Accidentally escaped, you can trim the feathers to prevent flying away the possibility of a total of two subspecies in the wild

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The main food for the seeds, sometimes on the ground to eat grass seeds, but also often to the farm to eat small chestnut and corn, or to the orchards and gardens to eat sunflower seeds, in many areas is considered serious damage to crops of birds, The number of habitat in the branches close together, usually nest in the rock cracks or occupy the nest of other birds. Food: peach faced parrot mainly to seeds, berries, fruit for food Will regularly go to the farming area foraging ripe cereal crops, causing considerable damage.

distribution area

Distributed in the south of Namibia Orange River, South Africa, Cape North, East Africa, Botswana and other places. Africa southwest, including Angola and other countries.

Breeding methods

In February-March and April-October will enter the breeding season, only the female hatchery, nest eggs, about 4-6; cage bird is very lively, is a very strong birds, like tweets, sometimes very noisy Miscellaneous, bite, toys and fresh branches can be provided, in addition to the general provision of mixed seeds, the fruits and vegetables, cereals and other food can make them more healthy.

Peach Faced ParrotBreeding is difficult, for beginners to do breeding attempt, group breeding can also have a good effect, can reproduce throughout the year, can provide the nest of straw, branches, leaves, etc. for their use, about 10 after mating Day will give birth to the first egg, every day under an egg, a nest about 4-6 eggs, 6,7 days after the eggs can be checked whether the fertilization, incubation period of about 21-23 days, 30- 35 days after the young birds feathers grow, the birds may sometimes because of the lack of minerals and pull the baby’s feathers in the nest after the incubation period should provide nutritious and rich food, catch the best days of hand about 10-14 days , Should not be too late to move the young bird out of the nest.

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Subspecies differentiation

 Chinese namescientific namedistributed
1Peach face couple parrot Angola subspeciesAgapornis roseicollis catumbellaDistributed in southwestern Angola and Luanda .
2Peach face couple parrot named subspeciesA gapornis roseicollis roseicollisDistributed in Namibia and South Africa.

Cultivate varieties

American VioletAmerican YellowOrange-Face
Light brown (Fallow)
Australia ChinnamonJapanese YellowDutch Blue
American CinnamonAmerican SilverOrange Lentino (Lutino)Chrysanthemum (Lacewing)
Australian Stocks Australian Receive Pied)
Jade (Jade)
Danish Violet
White Face Blue

Population status

Peach Faced Parrot

“Peach faced parrot” for many years in the cultivation of artificial breeding, with a lot of different feather color varieties. The distribution of the species is wide and is not close to the fragile and endangered criticality of species survival (distribution area or fluctuation range less than 20,000 square kilometers, habitat quality, population size, fragmentation of distribution area), population trend is stable, so it is evaluated as Survival of the species of crisis.

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Protection level

Included in the ” World Conservation Union ” (IUCN) 2012 endangered species red list ver3.1 – low risk (LC).

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