The Yellow-collared Lovebird (Agapornis personatus) is native to the plateau in eastern and southern Tanzania. This species is easily distinguished by its blackish brown mask and bold lemon-yellow breast, which extends around the sides of the neck and nape to form a striking yellow collar. The Yellow-collared Lovebird is sometimes considered conspecific with (i.e., belonging to the same species as) Fischer's Lovebird, A. fischeri (and sometimes with the Black-cheeked. A. nigrigenis, and Nyasa, A. lilianae, Lovebirds as well). This species is typically found in small flocks in well-wooded bushland and acacia thorn scrub, especially with scattered baobab trees, at 1100 to 1800 m.
(Collar 1997 and references therein; Juniper and Parr 1998 and references therein)
- Collar, N.J. 1997. Genus Agapornis. P. 409-411 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., and Sargatal, J., eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4. Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
- Juniper, T. and M. Parr. 1998. Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut.
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