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Agapornis roseicollis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Agapornithinae
Salvin, 1882

Agapornithinae is a subfamily of psittacines birds, one of the five subfamilies that make up the Psittaculidae family.[1] Its members are small, short-tailed parrots that inhabit Africa and Asia. They usually have predominantly green plumage and present different colorations on the head.


The subfamily contains 3 genera:[1]


  1. ^ a b Leo Joseph, Alicia Toon, Erin E. Schirtzinger, Timothy F. Wright, Richard Schodde. 2012. A revised nomenclature and classification for family-group taxa of parrots (Psittaciformes) ISSN 1175-5326 Zootaxa 3205: 26–40.