The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds
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Monday, February 5, 2007

Understanding Black-Cheeked Lovebird

Generally black-cheeked lovebirds are 14.5 cm long. The male and females are having dark brown upper head and cheeks. The rear of head and sides of throat are yellow-green. The younger birds are duller in color. Both the sexes possess white eye ring with red beak.

Black-cheeked lovebirds are inhabitant of Northen Zimbabwe.

Now-a-days black-cheeked lovebirds becomes very rare. Pure breeds bear no black color on the head.

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These lovebirds are smaller than Nyasas. Moreover they can be sexed unlile other lovebirds. They are friendly towards their own kind and other birds. Sometimes you can get three yields (three broods) per year.

Substantial losses are observed among these birds when these birds are kept below 15 degrees celcius. Sometimes black-cheeked lovebirds can tolerate a few degrees of frost also. Yellow and Lutino of these kind of lovebirds are very rare unlike Nysaa.

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