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Red-eared Conure

 (Pyrrhura hoematotis)

Also known as: Blood-eared Parakeet, Red-eared Parakeet

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Red-eared Conure, Venezuela
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The Red-eared Conure is apparently quite approachable in the wild, not paying much heed to human observers close by.

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Species Profile

Genus: Pyrrhura | Species: hoematotis

Size:

25cm (9.75 in)

Weight:

Not available

Races including nominate:

two: P.h. hoematotis, P.h. immarginata

Colourization Adult:

P.h. hoematotis: Both adults mostly green in general; brown/red ear coverts; brown/grey margins to feathers on sides of neck; green breast tinted with olive and barred with dusty grey; green/blue carpal edge; brown/red tail tipped with olive/green. Bill pale brown/grey. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown.
P.h. immarginata: Both adults as in hoematotis, but without brown/grey margins to feathers on neck; light banding on breast, no grey barring.

Colourization Juvenile:

Undescribed.

Call:

Calls are described as rapid and short notes, repeated to give rolling effect.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3

More Information:

Avibase
AvianWeb
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
ML Media Collection Catalogue 68388, Red-eared Parakeet Pyrrhura haematotis, Schwartz, Paul, Aragua, Venezuela, Jul. 31 1963, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

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Red-eared Conure, Venezuela
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Did You Know?

The Red-eared Conure is apparently quite approachable in the wild, not paying much heed to human observers close by.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura hoematotis

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not currently found in aviculture.

Longevity:

Probably about 10yrs.

Housing:

Aviary or suspended enclosure, minimum length 2m (6.5 ft).

Diet:

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

Enrichment:

Probable chewers so provide bird-safe, unsprayed flowering, fir, willow, elder or pine branches, heat sterilized pine cones, wood or vegetable tanned leather toys, swings, ladders, ropes and puzzle/foraging toys. Also provide water for bathing.

Nest Box Size:

Vertical box 10" x 10" x 28" (25.4cm x 25.4cm x 71.1cm).

Clutch Size:

4-6

Incubation Time:

Probably 23-25 days.

Fledging Age:

Probably 7 weeks.

Hatch Weight:

Probably 5g (0.2 oz).

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

Specialist Club:

Conure.org

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Red-eared Conure, Venezuela
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Did You Know?

The Red-eared Conure is apparently quite approachable in the wild, not paying much heed to human observers close by.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura hoematotis

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, decreasing.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Steady habitat loss around Cubiro.

Range:

P.h. hoematotis: Coastal range of N-C Venezuela.
P.h. immarginata: Recorded only from Cubiro, Lara, N Venezuela.

Habitat:

Found from 600-2400m (1968-7872 ft) in montane and cloud forest with open areas, areas with low scattered trees, and near clearings.

Wild Diet:

Diet includes guava and petioles of broadleaved trees, possibly to access insect larvae.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Social; seen mainly in groups of 3-12 outside of breeding season; rarely to a hundred. Resident, with local movements according to food availability and breeding. Very active and conspicuous while feeding.

Clutch and Egg Size:

4-6 rounded eggs, 24.0 x 21.5mm (0.9 x 0.8 in).

Breeding Season:

Probably August.

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

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Red-eared Conure, Venezuela
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Did You Know?

The Red-eared Conure is apparently quite approachable in the wild, not paying much heed to human observers close by.

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura hoematotis

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