Parrots (Psittacidae)

Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) - HBW 4, p. 410

French: Inséparable de Fischer German: Pfirsichköpfchen Spanish: Inseparable de Fischer

Taxonomy: Agapornis Fischeri Reichenow, 1887, Ussure, Tanzania.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with A. personatus; also on occasion with A. lilianae and A. nigrigenis; perhaps best considered to form superspecies with all three. Monotypic.

Distribution: Virtually endemic to Tanzania S and E of L Victoria, but including some islands off southern shore; range centred on Serengeti. Feral populations exist in Mombasa, now apparently hybridizing with A. personatus. Recent records from Burundi and Rwanda appear to refer to wild birds irrupting in response to drought within normal range.