Black-winged Lovebird (Agapornis taranta)

The Black-winged Lovebird is a small and colorful bird that belongs to the parrot family. This species is native to southwestern Africa, specifically Angola and Namibia, but has also been introduced to other parts of the world as pets. They are also commonly known as the Abyssinian Lovebird or Red-faced Lovebird.

The Black-winged Lovebird is a small bird, measuring only about 5 to 6 inches in length. They have a striking coloration, with green bodies, bright orange-red faces, and distinctive black wings. The male and female of the species are virtually identical visually, but males are usually larger and have larger heads than females.

In the wild, Black-winged Lovebirds primarily inhabit open savannas, woodlands, and forests. They are social birds and form strong pair bonds with a single mate for life. These birds communicate with each other through a variety of chirps, calls, and vocalizations. Black-winged Lovebirds are also excellent fliers and can often be seen flying in pairs or flocks.

The diet of Black-winged Lovebirds mainly consists of fruits, seeds, and flowers. They are known to eat a variety of fruits such as figs, guavas, and papaya. They also feed on seeds of grasses, weeds, and other small plants. In captivity, they can be fed a diet of seeds, nuts, and fruits.

Black-winged Lovebirds are known for their playful and curious behavior, making them a popular choice for pet owners. They are also known for their ability to learn tricks, mimic sounds and even words. However, capturing wild Black-winged Lovebirds for the pet trade has had a negative impact on their populations, leading to their inclusion in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

In conclusion, the Black-winged Lovebird is a beautiful and social bird that is native to southwestern Africa. Despite being popular as a pet, capturing wild birds has caused their populations to decline, leading to their classification as a threatened species. Conservation efforts are necessary to protect these birds and ensure their future survival.

Other names

Agapornis taranta



Black-winged Lovebird

inseparable d'Etiòpia



etiopska papigica

agapornis etiopský




Inséparable d’Abyssinie


Inseparabile alinere


juodasparnis agapornis

svartvinget dvergpapegøye

nierozłączka czarnoskrzydła


Чернокрылый неразлучник

Brdski agapornis

agapornis tmavokrídly

Inseparable abisinio

svartvingad dvärgpapegoja

Kara Kanatlı Cennet Papağanı

нерозлучник чорнокрилий

kadaka-lembelind (kadaka-lembepapagoi)

hegyi törpepapagáj