Another Lovebird visit

Aqua Turquoise Lovebird mutation

Aqua Turquoise Lovebird mutation

A few days ago I wrote about the Rosy-faced Lovebird which visited my garden recently. My property is on the north-western edge of Murray Bridge, South Australia. It is a long way to the natural habitat of the lovebird in south-western Africa. However, lovebirds are a commonly kept aviary and cage species here in Australia and in many other countries.

I suspect that that visitor, and the individual seen in my garden just over a year ago, had escaped from someone’s cage or aviary. I know that there are many keen aviculturists (keepers and breeders of birds) here in this district. I have been a guest speaker at their meetings on several occasions in recent years.

Different colours

Today’s visitor was quite different. I immediately noticed that the colours were much lighter. Just a little research turned up a variant known as the Aqua Turquoise mutation. Lovebirds, like Budgerigars, have many colour variations when bred in captivity.

Aqua Turquoise Lovebird mutation
Aqua Turquoise Lovebird mutation

2 Responses to “Another Lovebird visit”

  1. What a beautiful pictures!
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  2. Henry Sharp says:

    Such a beautiful mutation! What happened to the bird in the end?

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