Peach-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis)

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Agapornis
Species: roseicollis


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Anthem, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona (2 reports)
Phoenix, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona

Members' Notes:


On Jan 11, 2021, jkhm from Tempe, AZ wrote:

I've got a small group that hangs out in my palm tree and as far as I can tell they have not displaced any of the local species. I'd love to see a study that actually documents whether or not they really are a problem here in Arizona, where they have been established for over 25 years.


On Aug 17, 2015, Snerticus from NW corner of Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

While they are pretty to look at, they are invasive and unfortunately are known to carry psittacosis (also called ornithosis, parrot fever, or chlamydiosis), which is a zoonotic disease. You can hear their distinctive screechy chirp calls before even seeing them. Their effect on native species has yet to be seen, but I have to admit, it is exciting to see them in the "wild". I used to own them as pets years ago, so seeing them interact in the wild is interesting. I just do not want to see them displace or possibly infect some of our native birds.


On Jan 22, 2013, frogymon from Lisle, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

While they are an invasive species, it's still thrilling to see them at the feeders; I've had as many as 9 at a time visit my backyard.


On Oct 13, 2011, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

There is a small flock of feral Peach-faced Lovebirds (Aragornís roseicollis) in Gilbert, Arizona. They can often be seen in the Riparian Preserve at the Water Ranch in Gilbert, where they are a major attraction.