Sun Conure

Aratinga solstitialis
The Sun Conure is also known as the Sun Parakeet. They get their name from its extraordinarily bright orange and yellow plumage. They live in a small area of northeastern South America in tropical habitats. They are endangered because of loss of habitat and trapping for the pet trade. The are very vocal and social birds. Wild Sun Conures usually live in fl ocks of 20 to 30 in the wild. They are quite vocal and have a loud cry. Sun Conures will often use their feet like hands to help examine and eat food. In captivity some Sun Conures have learned to mimic human speech with a vocabulary of 8 to 10 words.

DIET

The conure feeds on fruits, fl owers, berries, nuts, seeds, and insects.

FAST FACTS

Size: 12 inches
Weight: .24 lbs
Lifespan: 20 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

ENDANGERED