Pyrrhura

The Pyrrhura (Bonaparte, 1856) genus contains 24 species from South America and southern Central America. Several species have a large number of subspecies. In aviculture they are also known as  Conures - a term that includes several genera.

They are characterised by a predominantly green plumage with scaly or barred patterns on the chest and a long pointed tail. The eye-ring is relatively narrow.

Depending on the species the size is approx. 22 - 30 cm.

Several of the species are common in aviculture; other are more rare.  They are easy to breed.

They can be noisy and may not be the best pet parakeet if you live in an apartment.

 

Pyrrhura albipectus
White-breasted Parakeet

 

Pyrrhura amazonum
Santarem Parakeet

Pyrrhura calliptera
Flame-winged Parakeet

Pyrrhura cruentata
Ochre-marked Parakeet

Pyrrhura devillei
Blaze-winged Parakeet

Pyrrhura egregia
Fiery-shouldered Parakeet

Pyrrhura emma
Venezuelan Parakeet

Pyrrhura frontalis
Maroon-bellied Parakeet

Pyrrhura griseipectus
Grey-breasted Parakeet

Pyrrhura hoematotis
Blood-eared Parakeet

Pyrrhura hoffmanni
Sulphur-winged Parakeet

Pyrrhura lepida
Pearly Parakeet

Pyrrhura leucotis
White-eared Parakeet

Pyrrhura lucianii
Bonaparte's Parakeet

Pyrrhura melanura
Maroon-tailed Parakeet

Pyrrhura molinae
Green-cheeked Parakeet

Pyrrhura orcesi
El Oro Parakeet

Pyrrhura perlata
Crimson-bellied Parakeet

Pyrrhura pfrimeri
Pfrimer's Parakeet

Pyrrhura picta
Painted Parakeet

Pyrrhura rhodocephala
Rose-crowned Parakeet

Pyrrhura roseifrons
Rose-fronted Parakeet

Pyrrhura rupicola
Black-capped Parakeet

Pyrrhura viridicata
Santa Marta Parakeet

Species

  • Pyrrhura albipectus (Chapman, 1914) - White-breasted Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura amazonum (Hellmayr, 1906) - Santarem Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura amazonum amazonum (Hellmayr, 1906)
    • Pyrrhura amazonum lucida (Arndt, 2008)
    • Pyrrhura amazonum snethlageae (Joseph & Bates, JM, 2002)
  • Pyrrhura calliptera (Massena & Souancé, 1854) - Flame-winged Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura cruentata (zu Wied-Neuwied, 1820) - Ochre-marked Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura devillei (Massena & Souancé, 1854) - Blaze-winged Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura egregia (Sclater, PL, 1881) - Fiery-shouldered Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura egregia egregia (Sclater, PL, 1881)
    • Pyrrhura egregia obscura (Zimmer, JT & Phelps, 1946)
  • Pyrrhura emma (Salvadori, 1891) - Venezuelan Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura frontalis (Vieillot, 1818) - Maroon-bellied Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura frontalis frontalis (Vieillot, 1818)
    • Pyrrhura frontalis chiripepe (Vieillot, 1818)
  • Pyrrhura griseipectus (Salvadori, 1900) - Grey-breasted Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura hoematotis (Souancé, 1857) - Blood-eared Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura hoematotis hoematotis (Souancé, 1857)
    • Pyrrhura hoematotis immarginata (Zimmer, JT & Phelps, 1944)
  • Pyrrhura hoffmanni (Cabanis, 1861) - Sulphur-winged Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura hoffmanni hoffmanni (Cabanis, 1861)
    • Pyrrhura hoffmanni gaudens (Bangs, 1906)
  • Pyrrhura lepida (Wagler, 1832) - Pearly Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura lepida lepida (Wagler, 1832)
    • Pyrrhura lepida anerythra (Neumann, 1927)
    • Pyrrhura lepida coerulescens (Neumann, 1927)
  • Pyrrhura leucotis (Kuhl, 1820) - White-eared Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura lucianii (Deville, 1851) - Bonaparte's Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura melanura (von Spix, 1824) - Maroon-tailed Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura melanura melanura (von Spix, 1824)
    • Pyrrhura melanura berlepschi (Salvadori, 1891)
    • Pyrrhura melanura chapmani (Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1940)
    • Pyrrhura melanura pacifica (Chapman, 1915)
    • Pyrrhura melanura souancei (Verreaux, J, 1858)
  • Pyrrhura molinae (Massena & Souancé, 1854) - Green-cheeked Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura molinae molinae (Massena & Souancé, 1854)
    • Pyrrhura molinae australis (Todd, 1915)
    • Pyrrhura molinae flavoptera (Maijer, Herzog, Kessler, Friggens & Fjeldså, 1998)
    • Pyrrhura molinae hypoxantha (Salvadori, 1899)
    • Pyrrhura molinae phoenicura (Schlegel, 1864)
    • Pyrrhura molinae restricta (Todd, 1947)
  • Pyrrhura orcesi (Ridgely & Robbins, 1988) - El Oro Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura perlata (von Spix, 1824) - Crimson-bellied Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura pfrimeri (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920) - Pfrimer's Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura picta (Statius Müller, PL, 1776) - Painted Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura picta picta (Statius Müller, PL, 1776)
    • Pyrrhura picta caeruleiceps (Todd, 1947)
    • Pyrrhura picta eisenmanni (Delgado, 1985)
    • Pyrrhura picta subandina (Todd, 1917)
  • Pyrrhura rhodocephala (Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1871) - Rose-crowned Parakeet
  • Pyrrhura roseifrons (Gray, GR, 1859) - Rose-fronted Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura roseifrons roseifrons (Gray, GR, 1859)
    • Pyrrhura roseifrons dilutissima (Arndt, 2008)
    • Pyrrhura roseifrons parvifrons (Arndt, 2008)
    • Pyrrhura roseifrons peruviana (Hocking, Blake & Joseph, 2002)
  • Pyrrhura rupicola (Tschudi, 1844) - Black-capped Parakeet
    • Pyrrhura rupicola rupicola (Tschudi, 1844)
    • Pyrrhura rupicola sandiae (Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1944)
  • Pyrrhura viridicata (Todd, 1913) - Santa Marta Parakeet