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Sun Conure

Sun Conure

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Scientific Name:

Aratinga solstitialis


Distribution

Brazil, Guyana


Diet:

Fruits.


Facts

Habitat: Savanna, forested valleys, seasonally flooded forest.


Incubation: 30 days / 4 eggs


Social structure: flocks of up to 20 birds or more.


Weight: max 130gr


Dimensions: 30cm


Lifespan: 15-30 under human care


Estimated population in the wild: 1,500-4,000


Threats: Extensive poaching for the pet trade.


IUCN Status: Endangered


Did you know that:

  1. During the last few days before leaving the nest, chicks usually lose about ten percent of their body weight, developing a lighter, more aerodynamic, and streamlined figure.
  2. Under human care, pairing can be deceiving as birds of the same sex will often act like a pair, feeding and mating with one another
  3. The Sun Conure likes to chew numerous things, spending most time “working” its nest-site with its bill, tearing out chips of wood or bark.



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