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Rosy-faced Lovebird   (Agapornis roseicollis)
Category: Birds

 

 

These social little parrots are native to arid regions in southwestern Africa. They are a popular pet due to their size and ease of care and breeding, though they can be aggressive towards people or other pets they have not bonded with. This species has a dazzling array of color mutations in captivity – possibly over 100,000!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosy-faced_lovebird

http://www.beautyofbirds.com/peachfacelovebirdgenetics.html

http://www.petsource.org/bird-species/1016-lovebird.html

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Aves
Order - Psittaciformes
Family - Psittaculidae
Genus - Agapornis
Species - A. roseicollis

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Asleep at the wheel?

Can you imagine spending nearly all of your life in the air? The common swift doesn’t have to - it just does! From the day this bird learns to fly, it almost never touches the ground voluntarily - it eats, drinks, mates, and may even sleep while flying. While sleep walking can be problematic in humans, many birds have the ability to enter a state called unihemispheric slow-wave sleep, where one half of the brain sleeps as the other remains alert. This method of “sleeping with one eye open,” is a great way to avoid becoming another animal’s meal, and has led to the suspicion that these birds, who almost never willingly land, also sleep while in flight!

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