Masked Lovebird Agapornis personata

Masked Lovebird
Masked Lovebird
The Masked Lovebird has a full black or dark chocolate-brown face with white eye-rings and a red bill.
Masked Lovebird
Masked Lovebird
Masked Lovebird
In the wild in its native East Africa it is generally green-bodied with a yellow collar and chest.
Masked Lovebird
Masked Lovebird
Masked Lovebird
The rump is green. Some shown here have reddish mottling around the head/neck, indicating that they are not purebred but have some non-masked ancestors.
Blue Masked Lovebird
Blue Masked Lovebird mutation
Masked Lovebird
In captivity, several colours have been bred, particularly the blue, lacking yellow colour (above left and centre). It is said that a blue mutation has occurred in the wild.