black face and throat ; green upperparts, belly; red bill (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

Black-cheeked Lovebird
Agapornis nigrigenis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: this lovely species is very popular in the pet store trade; little sexual dimorphism.

white eye-ring; orange throat and upper breast (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

frontal view; dark brown crown and nape (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

side view of this tiny bird (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

very short pointed tail (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

posing for another portrait (Zoo; 2012-10-09)