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Specializing in Lovebirds

Madagascar Lovebird

Agapornis cana

    Wild Type Male (left), Female (right)     



          Sometimes called the gray-headed lovebird, this species is found on the island of Madagascar. It has also been introduced to some other Indian Ocean islands. The cock has a dark green back and wings, a light belly, and the head and chest are whitish gray. The beak is light gray and there are black markings on the tail. The female is easily distinguished from the cock as she lacks the gray patch on her forehead. These lovebirds are rarely seen in captivity as there are export restrictions from their native country and they are very difficult to breed in captivity, the hen is more likely to attack and eat the cock in a confined area than to mate with him (Sometime a woman just needs her space)