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Golden-plumed Conure  

Also Known As: Golden-plumed Parakeet
 
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Golden-plumed Conures peeking out of nest hole

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Species Profile
Genus:
Leptopsittaca

Species:
branickii

Size: Adult Weight:
35cm (13.6 in) Not available

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults green in colour, yellowish on underparts, and washed with orange on abdomen; frontal band reaching to lores orange; orange band meeting yellow line beneath eye and reaching back to form tuft of elongated feathers reaching past ear coverts; green tail washed with red. Bill dark grey. Eye ring bare and grey/white. Eye orange.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults.

Call: Calls are described as loud and shrill, in flight or perched. Continuous chatter indicates presence of feeding group.

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Content Sources:

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1582&m=0

ML Media Collection Catalogue 78973, Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptopsittaca branickii, Robbins, Mark, Ecuador, Nov. 4 1992, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.