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White-necked Conure

 (Pyrrhura albipectus)

Also known as: White-necked Parakeet, White-breasted Conure or Parakeet

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White-necked Conure pair
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The Pyrrhura conures are smaller in size than the Aratinga conures, which include Sun and Jandaya Conures.

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Species Profile

Genus: Pyrrhura | Species: albipectus

Size:

24cm (9.3 in)

Weight:

83g (3 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults crown to nape grey/brown; yellow/orange ear coverts; wide white collar around neck, on foreneck integrating into yellow breast; belly olive green; red primary coverts and wrist edge; tail green with burgundy tip.  Bill grey/brown. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adults but duller; primary coverts and wrist edge green; ear coverts paler.

Call:

A harsh, shrill note made in flight, repeated rapidly and at the same time from different members of group.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006. 2010 edition

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White-necked Conure pair
© Nick Athanas | www.antpita.com

Did You Know?

The Pyrrhura conures are smaller in size than the Aratinga conures, which include Sun and Jandaya Conures.

Programs & Projects

WPT has worked with numerous partners to help save this species. Learn more

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura albipectus

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not generally found in captivity.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Not recorded.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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White-necked Conure pair
© Nick Athanas | www.antpita.com

Did You Know?

The Pyrrhura conures are smaller in size than the Aratinga conures, which include Sun and Jandaya Conures.

Programs & Projects

WPT has worked with numerous partners to help save this species. Learn more

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura albipectus

Species Wild Status

World Population:

2500-10,000, decreasing.

IUCN Red List Status:

Vulnerable

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Habitat destruction main concern; illegal gold mining and settlement in Podocarpus National Park. Also trapping for bird trade.

Range:

Found in east slope of Andes in SE Ecuador and N Peru.

Habitat:

Occurs from 900-1700m (2952-5576 ft). Inhabits humid forest in upper tropical and subtropical zones, preferring upland forest along waterways; mainly in primary forest but does tolerate some habitat disturbance.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on Tetrorchidium macrophyllum, Alchornea glandulosa, Miconia cf. punctata, Ficus flowers and fruits.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Occurs in flocks of a dozen or less, but sometimes up to 50. Feeds in upper canopy. Bathes in rockpools or among moss-covered rocks.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Possibly May-July.

Related Links:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

Click photo to visit gallery

White-necked Conure pair
© Nick Athanas | www.antpita.com

Did You Know?

The Pyrrhura conures are smaller in size than the Aratinga conures, which include Sun and Jandaya Conures.

Programs & Projects

WPT has worked with numerous partners to help save this species. Learn more

Academic Research

Related publications: Pyrrhura albipectus

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