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Red-Faced Lovebird (AKA Red-headed Lovebird, not to be confused with the Peachfaced Lovebird) is an easily stressed species of lovebird that live in forests in equatorial Africa.

Red-Faced Lovebirds average out to about six inches in length. Their bodies are a bright, vibrant shade of green, with the males having black edging on the underside of their wings. The birds are named for their red masks that extend from their foreheads to their "chins" just under their beaks. Depending on how you look at it, it either gives the impression that they are green birds wearing red masks, or that they are red birds wearing green hoods.

Red-Faced lovebirds (unlike peachies) are uncommon in captivity as they are nervous and have a tendency of keeling over due to stress. Rather than nesting in boxes or regular bird hanging nests, these birds like to burrow, and the nests have to be at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. So far, the handful of successful breeders in North America and Europe have gotten around this by letting the birds burrow into cork and making nests inside.

There are no known mutations for this species.

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