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A female lovebird that flew the coop. She hung around our backyard all last summer.
She was so funny to watch cause she was always trying to make friends with the wild birds and they weren't too interested in her.
We named her Tweet Tweet for you always knew when she was around for she was very vocal.
In this photo she is having a bath under the water sprinkler and seems to be enjoying it!
A Lovebird is one of nine species of the genus Agapornis (Greek: αγάπη agape 'love'; όρνις ornis 'bird'). They are a social and affectionate small parrot. Eight species are native to the African continent, while the Grey-headed Lovebird is native to Madagascar. Their name stems from the parrots' strong, monogamous pair bonding and the long periods which paired birds spend sitting together. Lovebirds live in small flocks and eat fruit, vegetables, grasses and seed. Black-winged Lovebirds also eat insects and figs, and the Black-collared Lovebirds have a special dietary requirement for native figs, making them problematic to keep in captivity.
Some species are kept as pets, and several color mutations were selectively bred in aviculture. Their average lifespan is 10 to 15 years.
August 29th, 2012
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