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Crimson-bellied Conure

 (Pyrrhura perlata)

Also known as: Crimson-bellied Parakeet

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Crimson-bellied Conure
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The Crimson-bellied Conure engages in geophagy (eating of soil) at clay licks.

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Species Profile

Genus: Pyrrhura | Species: perlata

Size:

24cm (9.3 in)

Weight:

85-94g (3-3.3 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Both adults partly green in colour; brown breast with pale off-white and dark brown barring; yellow/green cheeks, turning to blue on lower cheeks; blue collar around hindneck which varies with each bird; red bend of wing, lesser underwing coverts and abdomen; blue thighs to tail coverts; brown/red tail. Bill brown/grey. Eye ring bare and white. Eye dark brown.

Colourization Juvenile:

Green lower breast and abdomen. Bill horn in colour with pale grey at base.

Call:

Calls made in flight are shrill.

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Video 1

More Information:

Lexicon of Parrots

Content Sources:

Lexicon of Parrots
Internet Bird Collection
CITES
BirdLife International
ML Media Collection Catalogue 88875, Crimson-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura perlata, Marantz, Curtis, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Nov. 12 1997, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

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Crimson-bellied Conure
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Did You Know?

The Crimson-bellied Conure engages in geophagy (eating of soil) at clay licks.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura perlata

Species Care

Captive Status:

Rare

Longevity:

Probably about 12-15yrs.

Housing:

Aviary or suspended enclosure minimum length 2m (6.5 ft).

Diet:

Fruits such as: apple, pears, oranges, bananas, pomegranate, cactus fruits, forming about 30 percent of the diet; vegetables such as: carrots, celery, green beans, peas in the pod; fresh corn, green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, dandelion, chickweed, sowthistle; spray millet; seed mix such as: canary, millet and smaller amounts of buckwheat, oats, safflower and a little hemp; limited soaked and sprouted sunflower; cooked beans and pulses and boiled maize; limited cubed hard cheese; complete pellet.

Enrichment:

Are avid chewers so provide plenty of bird-safe, unsprayed flowering, fir, willow, pine, elder or saskatoon branches, wooden block toys, vegetable tanned leather toys. Provide ladders, swings, ropes; noise-makers, push and pull toys, foraging/puzzle toys. Also enjoys bathing so provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls.

Nest Box Size:

Vertical box 20cm x 20cm x 70cm (8 x 8 x 30 in).

Clutch Size:

4-6

Incubation Time:

24-25 days

Fledging Age:

7-8 weeks

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

Specialist Club:

Conure.org

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Crimson-bellied Conure
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Did You Know?

The Crimson-bellied Conure engages in geophagy (eating of soil) at clay licks.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura perlata

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Not recorded

IUCN Red List Status:

Vulnerable

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

This species is possibly declining due to loss of habitat.

Range:

Amazon River basin in N Brazil and NE Bolivia.

Habitat:

Found up to 600m (1968 ft) in lowland terre firme tropical rainforest, forest edge, clearings and secondary growth forest.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on catkins, small fruits, figs and flowers.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Seen in small flocks and occasionally in mixed groups with Painted Conures (Pyrrhura picta) and Golden-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris chrysopterus). Often seen descending to rivers and creeks to bathe and drink.

Clutch and Egg Size:

4-6 eggs, 25 x 20mm (1.0 x 0.8 in).

Breeding Season:

August-November; probably also April-June.

Related Links:

Infonatura
Wikipedia
Cornell Neotropical Unit

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Crimson-bellied Conure
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Did You Know?

The Crimson-bellied Conure engages in geophagy (eating of soil) at clay licks.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura perlata

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