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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Get to Know Nyasa Lovebirds

Zoological Name

The Zoological name of Nyasa Lovebird is Agapornis lillianae


Normally the Nyasa lovebirds are inhabitant of Northern Zimbabwe to Malawi


The bird is about 5 to 6 inches length.The brow, crown, sides of head and throat of the male and female Nyasa lovebirds are scarlet in color.The color of the nape is olive green in both sexes.

The upper part of the body shows green color with white eye ring. Usually the beak of the Nyasa lovebird is red. The beak, head and body of the female is sturdier than male.


Of late, this race has become rarer owing to the reason that the Government of Nyasaland implement restrictions against its export.

Nyasa's are usually smaller than Fischer's lovebird and posesss perfect green color in the uppper plumage on the tail.

Breeding Nyasa Lovebirds

You can easily sex these lovebirds simply noting their behavior. Generally these birds are very peaceable attitude towards each other and also towards other birds. It is really a Herculean task for a breeder to breed the Nyasa lovebird because they tend to lay many number of infertile eggs. In addition to this, the mortality among young ones is also very high.

You should be very careful in keeping the Nyasa lovebirds during winter because they can't withstand the temperature lower than 10 degrees Celsius.

You can notice the mutations among the Nyasa lovebirds and also generally found in California. The mutations include Yellow and Lutino Nyasa.

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