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Agapornis Swindernianus

Do you want to meet one of the best species of lovebirds on the planet? The Agapornis Swindernianus, also known as the Swinderniana lovebird or collared lovebird, is one of the most beautiful of the nine subspecies of this breed in the world. Without a doubt, a bird that everyone would like to have in their home.

What is known about this bird?

Although it is not known very well at what time the species emerged, it seems to be native to the tropical forests of the Congo, even though very few specimens have been seen in the wild. It could be that they are a bird that could well be considered extinct.

Agapornis Swindernianus

It is a small bird, reaching 13 centimeters when it is an adult. The base color of this bird is green, but it has a very characteristic black collar which is what gives it the name of swindermianus.

Its tail feathers also have greenish tones, but the lateral feathers have a red stripe, while on the tail the stripe is bluish-purple. Its beak is gray and quite curved, more than that of the rest of the lovebirds. Its iris is usually yellow in color and its legs, unlike those of other species, are green.

Agapornis Swindernianus

so you have to look at the bones of the pelvis to know which is the female and which is the male. When young, both sexes closely resemble males, with a light feather tone that darkens as they grow older.

Could you keep this bird in captivity?

Many lovebirds are indeed kept in captivity without any problem and they can have a fairly long life. But, unfortunately for lovers of this bird with the lovebird swindemianus it is completely impossible.

The breeders who have tried it have never managed to keep this bird alive in captivity for more than half a year and no evidence of reproduction. Furthermore, cannot be exported from Africa since its diet is mainly based on figs from Africa, which are quite expensive and very difficult to find since they are 30 meters below the ground. This makes it an impossible bird to keep in a cage.

 

Also, is a bird that does not adapt well to life in captivity, even when it is done when they are young. They do not like to be confined and the special nature of their diet makes it impossible to breed them in an aviary. This makes Finding them is completely impossible and given that fewer and fewer of these birds are seen in the wild, their export has begun to be banned in some countries for fear that the breed may disappear.

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