ThinkstockLove is in the air more than any other time of the year right now, as couples get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. You might notice people being more openly affectionate in public to display how much they care for each other, whether it's holding hands as they walk or kissing in the park. These actions tend to make people refer to such couples as "a pair of lovebirds," but why do we use that term?The Link to Lovebirds
You'd be right if you suspected that the word's origins could be traced to an actual bird species. "Lovebirds" refers to several small, short-tailed parrot species, most of which have predominantly green, blue or gray plumage. The parrots are native to Africa and Madagascar. Among pet owners, the birds are popular as cage birds.
Above all else, these birds are known for their extremely caring behavior toward one another. Pairs typically mate for life and are usually very affectionate. Lovebirds will often sit together and caress or preenRead More »from Why Are Couples Called Lovebirds?