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Sun Conure

Sun Conure

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Scientific Name:

Aratinga solstitialis


Brazil, Guyana




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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