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.

Species

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

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