There are many different types of conures and the term conure includes multiple genera. Here are a few of the more popular conures kept as pets:
Sun Conure: Aratinga solstitialis
These birds originate from Guyana, southeastern Venezuela, and northeastern Brazil. They live in open forests, palm groves and savannahs. They tend to live in huge flocks on trees with ripening fruit. Anyone who owns a sun conure will agree that they are very loud and can be destructive to wood. They are also beautiful and vibrant and can form a close bond with their human.
Jenday Conure: Arantinga jendaya
Originated from Northeastern Brazil and live in forest clearings and among coconut palms. These are also very loud birds that can be destructive. These birds are highly intelligent and very playful. They are closely related to and look similar to the sun conure.
Nanday conure: nandayus nenday
Nanday conures are from southeastern Bolivia, southern Matto Grosso, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. These birds live in savannahs, forests, palm groves and agricultural land. In the wild, they eat food from grain fields,rice fields and fruit plantations, sunflower and corn fields and will sometimes live with quaker (monk) parrots. These conures are also noisy and can be destructive but are again affectionate and intelligent.
Maroon bellied conure: Pyrrhura frontalis
These conures are found in southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, Parguay and northern Argentina. They live in forests, organge plantations and corn fields. Flocks are usually 10–40 birds. Maroon bellied conures eat plants, blossoms and insects and larvae. These conures tend to be quieter in nature then other conures but are still very intelligent and social.
There are many other conures that are beautiful and fascinating. Consider reading about green cheek conures, blue crowned conures, golden conures, crimson bellied conures, blue throated conures, red fronted, Hispanolan, Cuban, golden capped, red masked.…the list goes on.
Once again, most facts were provided by the Encyclopedia of Parakeets by Kurt Kolar & Karl Heinz Spitzer 1990 and pictures were
stolen borrowed from the world wide web.
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