Nonnatives - Peach-faced Lovebird

Peach-faced Lovebird - Agapornis roseicollis

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1980's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 8 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild. This species also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native cavity nesters.

Species Account: Native to Africa. The sightings in Florida are escaped caged birds.

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1983   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Dade 1980's   Not reported breeding  
Highlands 1983   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Manatee 1983   Not reported breeding  
Monroe 1983   Not reported breeding  
Orange 1983   Not reported breeding  
Pasco 1999   Not reported breeding  
Sarasota 1983   Not reported breeding  

References

Pranty, B. 1999a. Field observations [winter report: December 1998 to February 1999]. Florida Field Naturalist 27:130-140.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Links to more information

Peach-faced Lovebird Range in Greater Phoenix, Arizona Area

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