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Rose-crowned Conure  

Also Known As: Rose-crowned Parakeet, Rose-headed Conure or Parakeet
 
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Rose-crowned Conure foraging

Credit: © Ron Hoff


 
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The bright red cap and white primary coverts distinguish the Rose-crowned Conure from all other small long-tailed South American parrots. This species is also possibly the quietest of the Pyrrhura conures.

Species Profile
Genus:
Pyrrhura

Species:
rhodocephala

Size: Adult Weight:
24cm (9.3 in) Not available

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults mainly green in colour; rose/red forehead to occiput; maroon ear coverts; orange/yellow carpal edge with white tint; white primary coverts. Tail brown/red. Bill horn in colour. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown.

Colourization Juvenile: Green crown with dull blue tinge, with scattered red feathers; blue primary coverts.

Call: Calls made in flight softer and less harsh than those of most Pyrrhura species. Calls made while perched are clear and sharp, or rapidly repeated staccato notes.

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Content Sources:

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E261.htm&Pic=261_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=1604&m=0

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

ML Media Collection Catalogue 68607, Rose-crowned Parakeet Pyrrhura rhodocephala, Schwartz, Paul, Merida, Venezuela, April 1970, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.