The noisy Fischer’s lovebird is generally seen in small flocks, but in crop-growing areas large flocks of more than 100 birds may congregate to feed on grain (2). They will attack ripening crops, particularly millet and maize (2), and also feed on seeds, fallen berries and fruit in the ground (6), whilst taking care that they are within easy flight to the protection of a thorny bush (7).
Fischer’s lovebirds breed in the dry season from January to July (6), when they construct a nest in a tree hole, a cavity in a building, or among the bases of palm fronds (2). Inside the chosen site a bulky dome-shaped nest is constructed from long twigs and strips of bark (2). The clutch size can range from three to eight eggs, but is most commonly five or six (6).