IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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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)


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