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Sun Conure

Aratinga solstitialis

The sun conure, or sun parakeet is a member of the parrot family ‘Psittacidae’. Their scientific name ‘Aratinga’ means ‘macaw-like’ and ‘bright’.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 20cm
Weight: 90 - 100g

habitat

Habitat

They live in the dry forests of Guyana and Brazil but can also be seen flying through savannah areas.

diet

Diet

They are often seen up in the treetops, feeding in groups of 20 or more. They feed on fruit, nuts, seeds and berries.

behaviour

Breeding

Nests are made in tree hollows and between 1 to 4 eggs are laid that are incubated by the female for around 1 month. The young fledge (are ready to leave the nest) at around 8 weeks old

threat

Conservation

Sun conures are classed as ‘endangered’ as numbers have dropped dramatically in the wild over the last 20 years due to the cage bird trade.

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