Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Pyrrhura - Bonaparte's Conure


Bonaparte's Conure - Pyrrhura - Least Concern

The Bonaparte's parakeet (Pyrrhura lucianii), also known as the Deville's parakeet, or, in aviculture, the Deville's conure, is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is restricted to the Brazilian state of Amazonas south of the Solimões river.

Previous, the Bonaparte's Conure was considered part of the Pyrrhura Picta Complex. In 2002 it was designated a separate species.

Description: Total length c. 22 centimetres (8.7 in). As other members of the Pyrrhura picta complex, it is a long-tailed mainly green parakeet with a dark red belly, rump and tail-tip (tail all dark red from below), pale grey scaling to the chest, a whitish or dull buff patch on the auriculars and bluish remiges. The cheeks and crown are dark dusky-maroon (often appears almost blackish). Unlike other members of the P. picta complex, it lacks any bright red or blue to the head (but see Taxonomy). The legs are dark greyish.

Habitat and Behavior: It occurs in tropical humid lowland forest and adjacent habitats. It is social and typically seen in pairs or groups. It feeds on fruits, seeds and flowers. The nest is placed in a tree cavity. It is likely to be fairly common within its range, but generally very poorly known, as the remote region where it occurs rarely is visited by ornithologists.

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