The Black-winged Lovebird, also called the Abyssinian Lovebird, is native to Ethiopia and Eritrea.
The largest lovebird species, it is one of the few lovebirds in which male plumage differs from the female,
the male (above) having a bright red brow extending just below the eye (giving a red-feathered eyering) whereas the female has an all green face and head.
Both male and female have black-edged
wings and black tail markings.
The male has black
They have large feet for their size.
The sound is less-shrill than other lovebirds
-- more like squelching Wellington boots than a bird sound.
The female doesn't have a red brow or eyerings.
Her underwing is usually green
but can have some black.
They are the only lovebird that
doesn't use any nesting material -- only their own down
feathers to line the nest hole.