Lovebird is one of nine species of the genus Agapornis (Greek: αγάπη agape 'love'; όρνις ornis 'bird'). They are a social and affectionate small parrot. Eight species are native to the African continent, while the Grey-headed Lovebird is native to Madagascar. Their name stems from the parrots' strong, monogamous pair bonding and the long periods which paired birds spend sitting together. Lovebirds live in small flocks and eat fruit, vegetables, grasses and seed.
Some species are kept as pets, and several color mutations were selectively bred in aviculture. Their average lifespan is 10 to 15 years.

Rosy-faced Lovebird, Agapornis roseicollis, or Peach-faced Lovebird
Yellow-collared Lovebird, Agapornis personatus or Masked Lovebird
Fischer's Lovebird, Agapornis fischeri, Reichenow
Lilian's Lovebird, Agapornis lilianae or Nyasa Lovebird
Black-cheeked Lovebird, Agapornis nigrigenis
Grey-headed Lovebird, Agapornis canus, or Madagascar Lovebird
Black-winged Lovebird, Agapornis tarantaor Abyssinian Lovebird
Red-headed Lovebird, Agapornis pullariusor Red-faced Lovebird
Black-collared Lovebird, Agapornis swindernianus or Swindern's Lovebird