Agapornis roseicollis

Photograph by Pete Moulton.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Agapornis roseicollisRosy-faced Lovebirds. A. roseicollis have established a large and growing feral population in the Phoenix metro area. The Sonoran desert habitats serve them very well, and they’re thriving on a diet composed largely of mesquite beans and nesting in cavities in the saguaros or in the spaces under roof tiles.