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Agapornis roseicollis catumbella

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I would like to express my appreciation to the Curator, Mark Adams for providing the following images
in order to help fellow aviculturalists finally understand how
Agapornis roseicollis catumbella truly appears

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Natural History Museum, London

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They are here to assist aviculturalists
to see the difference between

Agapornis roseicollis roseicollis
Agapornis roseicollis catumbella

The original type
description (Hall, B.P., 1952. A new race of Agapornis from Angola. Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 72:25 ) reads:

"Differs from Agapornis roseicollis roseicollis in its brighter colouring.
The red of the forehead and supercilium is slightly deeper in tone and the
salmon pink of the cheeks and throat more heavily suffused with scarlet.
The green of the mantle and underparts is deeper and brighter and the blue
of the rump is frequently deeper and purer, less green-blue".

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