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Chocó Conure

 (Pyrrhura pacifica)

Also known as: Chocó Parakeet

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Wild Choco Conure
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Choco Conure was once a conspecific (subspecies) of the Maroon-tailed Conure (Pyrrhura melanura).


Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura pacifica

Species Profile

Genus: Pyrrhura | Species: pacifica

Size:

24-25 cm (9 in)

Weight:

85g (3.3 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Adults: Green forecrown, breast buff-coloured and narrowly barred, red primary coverts, red carpal edge, beak slate grey, eye ring grey and sparsely feathered, eye dark grey.

Colour Juvenile:

Not recorded.

Call:

Described as loud, raucous shrieking screeet screeet screeet in flight.

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Video 1

More Information:

IUCN Red List
Research: Revision of the Status...and assessment of BirdLife's parrot taxonomy

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection - HBW
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Knight, 2006.
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

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Wild Choco Conure
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Choco Conure was once a conspecific (subspecies) of the Maroon-tailed Conure (Pyrrhura melanura).


Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura pacifica

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not recorded.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Probably 4-5.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

Click photo to visit gallery

Wild Choco Conure
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Choco Conure was once a conspecific (subspecies) of the Maroon-tailed Conure (Pyrrhura melanura).


Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura pacifica

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, declining.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II (as conspecific with P. melanura).

Threat Summary:

Presumed to be declining due to loss of forest habitat. Not threatened by trade.

Range:

Found on the Pacific slope of Andes mountains in SW Colombia (Nariño), and NW Ecuador (S to W Cotopaxi).

Habitat:

Occupies various temperate to tropical habitat types, such as várzea, lowland and pre-montane rainforest and cloud forest up to 2200m.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on a number of fruits and tree bark species: Ficus spp. (Moraceae) and Alchornea sp. (Rubiaceae) fruits.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Has been suggested to make seasonal or erratic movements in NW Ecuador.

Clutch and Egg Size:

4-5 eggs.

Breeding Season:

April-June.

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Wild Choco Conure
© Nick Athanas

Did You Know?

The Choco Conure was once a conspecific (subspecies) of the Maroon-tailed Conure (Pyrrhura melanura).


Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura pacifica

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