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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

A Truly Amazing Race…

Many species of birds migrate when the weather changes, but some species take their journeys to extremes. The Arctic tern tops this list: it flies from the Arctic to Antarctic and back again every year of its life! In 2013, scientists tracked Arctic terns nesting in the Netherlands and discovered that they flew 56,000 miles per year! With a lifespan of approximately 30 years, this means these birds fly over 1.5 million miles over the course of their lives! Because the distance they migrate is so enormous, they don’t just get better weather and more abundant food each year, they get more daylight than any other animal on the planet!

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