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Jandaya Conure  (Aratinga jandaya)

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

Status in the Wild
World Population:
Not recorded

Range: Found in NE Brazil, from SE Para and near Sao Luis, Maranhao, east to Rio Grande do Norte and south to Alagoas, N Bahia and E Goias; introduced at Belem, Para.

Habitat:
Occurs in deciduous woodland, cerrado, scrub and areas cleared of wet forest. Also found at edge of humid forest and caatinga. Occasional visitor to farmland and pasture areas.

Threat Summary:
Possible threat from smuggling wild birds to SE Asia and illegal internal Brazilian trade.

IUCN Rating:
Least concern

Wild Diet:
Feeds on seeds, berries and fruits. May also take maize.

CITES Rating:
Appendix II

Ecology:
Usually seen in flocks of a dozen or so birds. Nests in cavity in tree at least 15m (50 ft) from the ground. Will fly long distances between suitable habitats.

Clutch and Egg Size:
3-6 rounded eggs, 28.5 x 22.5mm (1.1 x 0.9 in).

Breeding Season:
August-December

More Info Sites:
http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=186616