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Brown-breasted Conure  

Also Known As: Brown-breasted Parakeet, Flame-winged Conure or Parakeet, Beautiful Conure
 
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Did You Know?
Because members of the Pyrrhura genus or group are extremely inquisitive it is essential that every corner and join in an enclosure for captive birds be inspected prior to placing the birds in. These birds are extremely adept at finding a way out of their aviaries.

Species Profile
Genus:
Pyrrhura

Species:
calliptera

Size: Adult Weight:
22cm (8.6 in) Not available

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults green body; red/brown ear coverts; red/brown breast, faintly barred paler brown and dusky black; yellow primary coverts and carpal edge; red/brown tail. Bill horn coloured. Eye ring bare and white. Eye yellow.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults but green primary coverts and carpal edge. Eye brown.

Call: Calls in flight are harsh and are heard at long distances.

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Content Sources:

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E260.htm&Pic=260_1.JPG

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1602&m=0

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low, 1986.