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Blaze-winged Conure

 (Pyrrhura devillei)

Also known as: Bronze-winged Conure or Parakeet

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Blaze-winged Conure, Mato Grosso de Sul state, Brazil
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Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure often appears as a subspecies of the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis (Arndt-Verlag, Lexicon of Parrots).

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

Species Profile

Genus: Pyrrhura | Species: devillei

Size:

26cm (10.1 in)

Weight:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 70g (2.5 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Both adults partly green; grey/brown crown; green cheeks; olive/brown breast, with white/brown barring; red bend of wing, carpal edge and lesser underwing coverts; olive tail. Bill dark grey. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown.

Colourization Juvenile:

Undescribed

Call:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: in flight calls are rapidly repeated screeches mixed with more prolonged, high-pitched notes. Sharp, quick notes when alarmed.

Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

Wikipedia
AvianWeb

Content Sources:

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Blaze-winged Conure, Mato Grosso de Sul state, Brazil
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure often appears as a subspecies of the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis (Arndt-Verlag, Lexicon of Parrots).

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not known.

Longevity:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 20-25yrs.

Housing:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: aviary or suspended enclosure, minimum length 2m (6.5 ft).

Diet:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: fruits such as: apple, pear, banana, orange, pomegranate, cactus fruits, kiwi, papaya, forming about 30 percent of the diet; vegetables such as: carrot, celery, green beans and peas in the pod; green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, sowthistle, dandelion, kale, chickweed; fresh corn; spray millet; small seed mix such as: canary, millet, and smaller amounts of oats, buckwheat, safflower and a little hemp; soaked or sprouted sunflower seed; cooked beans and pulses and boiled maize; limited cubed hard cheese; complete pellet.

Enrichment:

Provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls for bathing; bird-safe, unsprayed flowering, fir, pine, willow and elder branches; wooden block or vegetable tanned leather toys; heat sterilized pine cones; swings, ropes, ladders and noise makers.

Nest Box Size:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: vertical nest box 8" x 8" x 30" (20.3cm x 20.3cm x 76.2cm).

Clutch Size:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 4-6

Incubation Time:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 22 days

Fledging Age:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 7-8 weeks

Hatch Weight:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 4-5g. (0.1-0.2 oz)

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

Specialist Club:

Conure.org

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Blaze-winged Conure, Mato Grosso de Sul state, Brazil
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure often appears as a subspecies of the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis (Arndt-Verlag, Lexicon of Parrots).

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Not recorded

IUCN Red List Status:

Near-threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Suspected to be declining in population due to fragmentation of its habitat due to conversion for agriculture and charcoal production.

Range:

SE Bolivia to far SW Mato Grosso, S Brazil.

Habitat:

Found in deciduous and gallery woodland, nearby savanna and scrubland.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on fruit pulp, seeds, flowers, nuts, galls and other plant matter, and fly larvae.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Similar to that of Pyrrhura frontalis: are social; usually seen in flocks of up to 40 birds. Generally tolerant of disturbance. Nests in tree cavity.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Probably 4-6 eggs, 26.0 x 21.0mm (1 x 0.8 in).

Breeding Season:

Probably October-December.

Related Links:

Cornell Neotropical Unit
Arkive
 

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Blaze-winged Conure, Mato Grosso de Sul state, Brazil
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure often appears as a subspecies of the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis (Arndt-Verlag, Lexicon of Parrots).

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

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