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White-necked Conure  

Also Known As: White-necked Parakeet, White-breasted Conure or Parakeet
 
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White-necked or White-breasted Conure

Credit: © Oláh János

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Species Profile
Genus:
Pyrrhura

Species:
albipectus

Size: Adult Weight:
24cm (9.3 in) 83g (3 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults crown to nape grey/brown; yellow/orange ear coverts; wide white collar around neck, on foreneck integrating into yellow breast; belly olive green; red primary coverts and wrist edge; tail green with burgundy tip. Bill grey/brown. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults but duller; primary coverts and wrist edge green; ear coverts paler.

Call: A harsh, shrill note made in flight, repeated rapidly and at the same time from different members of 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=1601&m=0

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

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

Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.