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Crimson-bellied Conure  

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.

Species Profile
Genus:
Pyrrhura

Species:
perlata

Size: Adult Weight:
24cm (9.3 in) 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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Content Sources:

Central Pets

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E249.htm&Pic=249_1.JPG

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1592&m=0

ML Media Collection Catalogue 88875, Crimson-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura perlata, Marantz, Curtis, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Nov. 12 1997, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.