Sun Conure

Sun Conure

Sun Conure
Aratinga solstitialis


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Psittaciformes
FAMILY
Psittacidae

Range

Brazil, Guyana, and eastern Venezuela


Habitat

Open forests, savannas and palm groves


Diet

Fruit, flowers, berries, seeds, nuts, and occasionally insects

Weight

3.5 - 4.5 oz.

Size

12 in.

Incubation

23 - 27 days

Clutch

4 - 5 eggs

IUCN Status

Endangered

CITES

Appendix II

Facts

  • Large flocks of a twenty or more may be found congregating in the trees bearing ripened fruit.
  • These birds use cavities in trees as nesting sites.
  • Their loud, screeching calls are similar to the much larger macaws.
  • Sun conures are very family oriented, and will often assist other parents with raising their young.

 

Conservation

Due to high demand in the pet trade this once common species has declined dramatically during the last twenty years.

Endangered

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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