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
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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.