They can be found in Southwest Zambia.
Their habitat includes tropical dry forest and tropical grassland where permanent supplies of surface water exist.
Incubation: about 25 days
Clutch size: 4-5 eggs
Black cheeked lovebirds spend much of the day feeding on grass seeds near the ground. Drinking water is important since their food is low in moisture. If threatened, they fly silently into the nearest tree. They sleep with their heads tucked under their wing. They are very noisy, uttering a variety of loud shrieks and calls in flight.
They breed in holes in mature mopane trees near roosting sites from January to May. Breeding pairs probably use the same nest site year after year.
Fruits and seeds