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Jandaya Conure

 (Aratinga jandaya)

Also known as: Jendaya Conure, Jenday Conure, Yellow-headed Conure or Parakeet, Flaming Parakeet

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Wild Jandaya Conure perched on tree
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Did You Know?

The word Jandaya is taken from the South American Indian name for this bird. No translation is known.

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Species Profile

Genus: Aratinga | Species: jandaya

Size:

30cm (11.7 in)

Weight:

125-140g (4.3-4.9 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Both adults yellow head and neck washed with orange on face; olive/green mantle and scapulars; green back and rump, the feathers margined with red; orange/red breast, abdomen and underwing coverts; green upper wing coverts; olive/green tail with dark blue tip. Bill black. Eye ring bare and grey or white. Eye brown.

Colourization Juvenile:

As in adults but head and neck paler with green specks; orange on breast and abdomen paler. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown.

Call:

Calls are described as screeching, loud and metallic; last note in series higher pitched in captivity.

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Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

AvianWeb

Content Sources:

BirdHealth
CITES
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
ML Media Collection Catalogue 128078, Jandaya Parakeet Aratinga jandaya, Marantz, Curtis, Serigipe, Brazil, Mar. 12 2001, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.
A Guide to Popular Conures, Dorge and Sibley, 2001.

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Wild Jandaya Conure perched on tree
© Luiz Claudio Marigo | http://www.lcmarigo.com.br/ingles/index.htm

Did You Know?

The word Jandaya is taken from the South American Indian name for this bird. No translation is known.

Academic Research

Related publications: Aratinga jandaya

Species Care

Captive Status:

Common in US, less so elsewhere.

Longevity:

20+yrs

Housing:

Aviary or suspended enclosure minimum length 2-3m (6.5-9.8 ft).

Diet:

Cooked beans and pulses, such as butterbeans and mung beans; boiled maize; dry, soaked or sprouted sunflower seed; fruit such as: apple, pear, orange, banana; rearing food made from: hard boiled egg, wholegrain bread, low fat cheese and carrot, all ground up into a crumbly consistency; vegetables such as: carrot, celery, green beans and peas in the pod, fresh corn; spray millet; complete pellet.

Enrichment:

Bathing; provide lots of toys - bird-safe chewable wooden or vegetable tanned leather toys, swings, ladders, foraging toys and branches.

Nest Box Size:

Vertical box 12" x 12" x 22" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 55.9cm).

Clutch Size:

3-6

Incubation Time:

23-25 days

Fledging Age:

8-9 weeks

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

Specialist Club:

Conure.org

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Wild Jandaya Conure perched on tree
© Luiz Claudio Marigo | http://www.lcmarigo.com.br/ingles/index.htm

Did You Know?

The word Jandaya is taken from the South American Indian name for this bird. No translation is known.

Academic Research

Related publications: Aratinga jandaya

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Not recorded

IUCN Red List Status:

Least concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Possible threat from smuggling wild birds to SE Asia and illegal internal Brazilian trade.

Range:

Found in NE Brazil, from SE Para and near Sao Luis, Maranhao, east to Rio Grande do Norte and south to Alagoas, N Bahia and E Goias; introduced at Belem, Para.

Habitat:

Occurs in deciduous woodland, cerrado, scrub and areas cleared of wet forest. Also found at edge of humid forest and caatinga. Occasional visitor to farmland and pasture areas.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on seeds, berries and fruits. May also take maize.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Usually seen in flocks of a dozen or so birds. Nests in cavity in tree at least 15m (50 ft) from the ground. Will fly long distances between suitable habitats.

Clutch and Egg Size:

3-6 rounded eggs, 28.5 x 22.5mm (1.1 x 0.9 in).

Breeding Season:

August-December

Related Links:

Cornell Neotropical Unit
Wikipedia

 

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Wild Jandaya Conure perched on tree
© Luiz Claudio Marigo | http://www.lcmarigo.com.br/ingles/index.htm

Did You Know?

The word Jandaya is taken from the South American Indian name for this bird. No translation is known.

Academic Research

Related publications: Aratinga jandaya

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