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Jandaya Conure  

Also Known As: Jendaya Conure, Jenday Conure, Yellow-headed Conure or Parakeet, Flaming Parakeet
 
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Wild Jandaya Conure perched on tree

Credit: © Luiz Claudio Marigo | http://www.lcmarigo.com.br/ingles/index.htm

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

Species Profile
Genus:
Aratinga

Species:
jandaya

Size: Adult Weight:
30cm (11.7 in) 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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Content Sources:

BirdHealth http://www.birdhealth.com.au/bird/parrot/aspets.html#conure

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1573&m=0

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

ML Media Collection Catalogue 128078, Jandaya Parakeet Aratinga jandaya, Marantz, Curtis, Serigipe, Brazil, Mar. 12 2001, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

A Guide to Popular Conures, Dorge and Sibley, 2001.