Brazil, Guyana, and eastern Venezuela
Open forests, savannas and palm groves
Fruit, flowers, berries, seeds, nuts, and occasionally insects
3.5 - 4.5 oz.
23 - 27 days
4 - 5 eggs
- 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.
Due to high demand in the pet trade this once common species has declined dramatically during the last twenty years.
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Alexandria, LA 71301