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Karen W.

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How did LOVE BIRDS get the name Love birds???
« on: 06/02/2008 02:53:07 »
Happy Valentines Early here is a Heart felt question for you to ponder... Something Lufferly for

Valentines day! :) ;)

Well I was wondering if their was some endearing quality that gained them that title of reference?

What do you think.. are they extra cuddly?? Maybe more sexually active..? Exactly why do we call them

Love

birds?

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« Reply #1 on: 06/02/2008 07:47:34 »
It's because they are forever snuggling up to one another.

Next question.  ;)

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« Reply #2 on: 06/02/2008 08:08:36 »
Wheres my love bird? LOL!

 Do they have another  name?

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« Reply #3 on: 06/02/2008 08:21:54 »
As far as I know, only their scientific names:

Agapornis roseicollis - peach-faced lovebirds
Agapornis personata - masked lovebirds
Agapornis fischeri - Fischer's lovebirds

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« Reply #4 on: 06/02/2008 16:52:53 »
Some birds (rock doves for example) a forever in love with their 1st love. If their partner dies, the other will forever mourn and never pair up again.

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« Reply #5 on: 06/02/2008 18:27:16 »
As far as I know, only their scientific names:

Agapornis roseicollis - peach-faced lovebirds
Agapornis personata - masked lovebirds
Agapornis fischeri - Fischer's lovebirds

Thats what I was wondering. I had know idea there were so many different varieties.

Thanks Doc!

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« Reply #6 on: 06/02/2008 18:33:32 »
Some birds (rock doves for example) a forever in love with their 1st love. If their partner dies, the other will forever mourn and never pair up again.

That is so very sweet and amazing.

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« Reply #7 on: 06/02/2008 21:20:31 »
Some birds (rock doves for example) a forever in love with their 1st love. If their partner dies, the other will forever mourn and never pair up again.

Same with swans, I believe.

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« Reply #8 on: 07/02/2008 04:12:08 »
That is interesting.. I believe I have heard that true of other animals also. I can't remember  for sure, but it seemed that there was a large animal like a elephant or something, but I can.t be sure my memory is accurate.. LOL.. I would have to investigate some more. Thanks Guys!

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« Reply #9 on: 07/02/2008 21:01:36 »
AgaPORNis eh....so that's why they're called lovebirds!

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« Reply #10 on: 07/02/2008 21:08:42 »
Oh groooaaan  ::)

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« Reply #11 on: 07/02/2008 22:08:14 »
AgaPORNis eh....so that's why they're called lovebirds!


LOL.... Good one.. LOL!

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« Reply #12 on: 08/02/2008 05:09:25 »
Some birds (rock doves for example) a forever in love with their 1st love. If their partner dies, the other will forever mourn and never pair up again.

Same with swans, I believe.

I'm pretty sure there are many birds that are monogamous. Some mammals as well.. there's a firing in the back of my feeble mind right now that is recalling something about road kill of entire mammalian families because of mourning and staying with dead loved ones.

Sweet and scary at the same time.

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« Reply #13 on: 08/02/2008 14:13:50 »
Yes Elephants love their mates and stay with them after death aawwww

Also as do Woodpeckers. Although I am only thinking about the UK creatures,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovebird

 

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