Fischer’s Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri)

The Fischer’s lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) is a small parrot species of the Agapornis genus. They were originally discovered in the late 19th century, and are named after German explorer Gustav Fischer.

I managed to get up close and personal with some at Ndutu Safari Lodge where they frequent the garden and small pond near the dining room.

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Trying to catch one in flight – turned out blurry.

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Nesting site just outside the lodge.

IMG_7049 IMG_7050 IMG_7057 IMG_7057aMost of their range is in Tanzania but they do extend into Kenya a bit.  The best place by far to practically guarantee good sightings of Fischer’s Lovebirds is Ndutu Safari Lodge (red dot) in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania.  Some people on Xeno-Canto have reported sightings in Lake Navaisha, Kenya – see below.



World Parrot Trust


African Wildlife Foundation



This was filmed at Ndutu Safari Lodge, the same place I was.

If you are under 18, stop here.  If you are not, see the following two videos to see how Lovebirds got their name!

These are captive bred birds but LOL at the satisfied reaction of the male!  And his girlfriend just wanted to dig a hole and disappear!