Black-cheeked love birds, Agapornis nigrigenis, are green, being slightly darker than the Nyasa, and lighter green on the underparts and rump. The head appears brownish-black, the throat salmon, the back of the head is yellowish-olive and the wings are darker green. They are considered "eye-ring" lovebirds as the area around the eye is white skin; the cere is also white. The bill is bright red and the feet are gray.
The black-cheeked is found in the most restrictive areas in two river valles, one in southwest Zambia and the other in the Victoria Falls area of Zimbabwe. The black-cheeked love bird was not described until the early 1900's and was imported shortly thereafter. The birds are good breeders, and can be bred in colonies.