AnAge entry for Agapornis fischeri

Classification (HAGRID: 01984)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Agapornis
Species
Agapornis fischeri
Common name
Fischer's loverbird

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
12.6 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

One demographic study suggested these are fast ageing animals with a maximum longevity of 7.7 years [0600]. One specimen lived 12.6 years in captivity [0669]. Maximum longevity could be underestimated, though, and further studies are necessary. It has also been reported that these animals can live up to 32.2 years in captivity [0979], but this has not been verified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
48.3 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 177621
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 60463
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