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Aztec Conure

 (Eupsittula astec)

Also known as: Aztec Parakeet

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Species Profile

Genus: Eupsittula | Species: astec

Size:

26cm (10.1 in)

Weight:

73-85g (2.5-3.0oz)

Races including nominate:

two: E.a. astec, E a. vincinalis

Colourization Adult:

E.a. astec: Both adults-smaller than Eupsittula nana but with longer wings; paler in colour, more yellow/green; paler brown on throat to abdomen; smaller bill.
E.a. vicinalis: Both adults-as in astec but brighter green in general; less brown underparts.

Colourization Juvenile:

As in adults but with brown eyes.

Call:

Described as noisy and screechy in flight. Also high-pitched notes; sustained harsh twittering sounds with upward inflection. Also piercing chirps.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3

More Information:

Avibase -Eupsittula astec

Content Sources:

BirdLife International
Handbook of the Birds of the World
Internet Bird Collection
ML Media Collection Catalogue 103345, Aztec Parakeet, Eupsittula astec, Medler, Matthew D., Campeche, Mexico, March 18, 2003, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006

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Wild Aztec Conure
© Manuel Grosselet and Georgita Ruiz | www.tierradeaves.com)

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Species Care

Captive Status:

Not seen in captivity.

Longevity:

Unknown

Housing:

Not available

Diet:

Not available

Enrichment:

Not available

Nest Box Size:

Not available

Clutch Size:

Not available

Incubation Time:

Not available

Fledging Age:

Not available

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

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Wild Aztec Conure
© Manuel Grosselet and Georgita Ruiz | www.tierradeaves.com)

Academic Research

Related publications: Eupsittula astec

Species Wild Status

World Population:

>500,000 but decreasing.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Not listed

Threat Summary:

At threat from habitat destruction and exploitation.

Range:

E.a. astec: Caribbean slope from Veracruz, SE Mexico, to Almirante Bay region, W Panama.
E.a. vicinalis: NE Mexico, from C Tamaulipas south to NE Veracruz where mixes with astec.

Habitat:

Found in forest and forest edge (near rivers) in humid lowland zones up to 1100m (3608 ft). Less frequent in larger tracts of rainforest and reported in arid areas (Veracruz) and pine forest, open country with scattered trees and plantations.

Wild Diet:

Prefers figs and fruits, also unripe tamarind pods. Will utilize cultivated crops.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Large groups congregate after breeding or where food is abundant. Will mix with other species. Tree hollows used for nesting.

Clutch and Egg Size:

4 or 5 rounded eggs, 26.5 x 22.0mm (1 x 0.8 in).

Breeding Season:

April-May, Belize and Guatemala.

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Wild Aztec Conure
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Related publications: Eupsittula astec

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