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White-eyed Conure  

Also Known As: White-eyed Parakeet, Green Conure
 
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White-eyed Conure

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The White-eyed Conure usually nests in a high tree cavity but may also nest in limestone caverns, particularly in Brazil.

Species Profile
Genus:
Aratinga

Species:
leucophthalmus

Size: Adult Weight:
32cm (12.5 in) 140-170g (5-6 oz)

Races including nominate:
four: A.l. leucophthalmus, A.l. callogenys, A.l. propinquus, A.l. nicefori

Colourization Adult: A.l. leucophthalmus: both adults in general green, with variable scattering of red feathers on head and neck; red carpal edge and edge of forewing; red outer lesser underwing coverts, green inner coverts; yellow outer greater underwing coverts, olive inner coverts. Bill horn in colour. Eye ring bare and white. Eye orange. A.l. callogenys: both adults as in leucophthalmus, but with larger bill. Larger in size. Western birds have darker green body colour. A.l. propinquus: both adults as in leucophthalmus, but larger in size. A.l. nicefori: both adults as in callogenys, but in general body colour paler and more yellow; red stripe across forehead.

Colourization Juvenile: A.l. leucophthalmus: as in adults but with yellow/green carpal edge and edge of forewing, suffused with red; olive/green outer greater underwing coverts; red feathers on head and neck minimal or absent. Shorter tail. Eye brown.

Call: Calls made in flight are repetitious and sharp, almost metallic, notes. Also emits scolding and grating sounds, and more melodious notes.

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Content Sources:

Central Pets

International Conure Association http://www.conure.org/ica/default.aspx

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1569&m=0

xeno-canto America http://www.xeno-canto.org/index.php

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

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Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.