Rosy-faced Lovebird
Agapornis roseicollis

At a Glance

Native to dry woodlands of southwestern Africa, this small parrot has established a thriving population around Phoenix, Arizona, with numbers estimated at over 2,000. Escapees from captivity are sometimes seen elsewhere. The birds around Phoenix are usually seen in small flocks. Pairs often nest under the dead fronds of untrimmed palm trees or in holes in giant saguaro cactus.
Perching Birds
Low Concern
Desert and Arid Habitats, Forests and Woodlands, Shrublands, Savannas, and Thickets, Urban and Suburban Habitats
Direct Flight

Range & Identification


7" (18 cm). A tiny parrot with a short, pointed tail. Mostly green, with blue rump. Bright reddish pink face fades into pink wash on chest. Juvenile has paler, grayer face and chest.
About the size of a Sparrow, About the size of a Robin
Blue, Green, Pink, Red
Wing Shape
Tail Shape
Pointed, Short, Wedge-shaped

Songs and Calls

Call Type
Harsh, High, Scream