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Blaze-winged Conure

 (Pyrrhura devillei)

Also known as: Bronze-winged Conure or Parakeet

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Blaze-winged Conure, Brazil
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure was once conspecific with the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

Species Profile

Genus: Pyrrhura | Species: devillei

Size:

26cm (10.1 in)

Weight:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 70g (2.5 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults partly green; grey/brown crown; green cheeks; olive/brown breast, with white/brown barring; red bend of wing, carpal edge and lesser underwing coverts; olive tail. Bill dark grey. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown.

Colour Juvenile:

Not recorded.

Call:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: in flight calls are rapidly repeated screeches mixed with more prolonged, high-pitched notes. Sharp, quick notes when alarmed.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

Avibase
Arkive
AvianWeb
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Blaze-winged Conure, Brazil
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure was once conspecific with the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not recorded.

Longevity:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 20-25yrs.

Housing:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: aviary or suspended enclosure, minimum length 2m (6.5 ft).

Diet:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: fruits such as: apple, pear, banana, orange, pomegranate, cactus fruits, kiwi, papaya, forming about 30 percent of the diet; vegetables such as: carrot, celery, green beans and peas in the pod; green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, sowthistle, dandelion, kale, chickweed; fresh corn; spray millet; small seed mix such as: canary, millet, and smaller amounts of oats, buckwheat, safflower and a little hemp; soaked or sprouted sunflower seed; cooked beans and pulses, boiled maize and complete pellet.

Enrichment:

Provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls for bathing; bird-safe, unsprayed flowering, fir, pine, willow and elder branches; wooden block or vegetable tanned leather toys; heat sterilized pine cones; swings, ropes, ladders and noise makers.

Nest Box Size:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: vertical nest box 8" x 8" x 30" (20.3cm x 20.3cm x 76.2cm).

Clutch Size:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 4-6

Incubation Time:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 22 days

Fledging Age:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 7-8 weeks

Hatch Weight:

As for Pyrrhura frontalis: 4-5g. (0.1-0.2 oz)

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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Blaze-winged Conure, Brazil
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure was once conspecific with the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, decreasing.

IUCN Red List Status:

Near Threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Suspected to be declining in population due to fragmentation of its habitat for agriculture and charcoal production.

Range:

SE Bolivia to far SW Mato Grosso, S Brazil.

Habitat:

Found in deciduous and gallery woodland, nearby savanna and scrubland.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on fruit pulp, seeds, flowers, nuts, galls and other plant matter, and fly larvae. In one case seen consuming Sapium haematospermum fruits.  Recorded chewing on leaves of Bromelia balansa.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Similar to that of Pyrrhura frontalis: are social; usually seen in flocks of up to 40 birds. Generally tolerant of disturbance. Nests in tree cavity.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Probably 4-6 eggs, 26.0 x 21.0mm (1 x 0.8 in).

Breeding Season:

Probably October-December.

Related Links:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

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Blaze-winged Conure, Brazil
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Blaze-winged Conure was once conspecific with the Maroon-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura frontalis.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura devillei

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