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

3.5 - 4.5 oz

12 in

23 - 27 days

4 - 5 eggs

IUCN Status
sun conure

Large flocks of a twenty or more may be found congregating in the trees bearing ripened fruit. 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. These birds use cavities in trees as nesting sites.

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