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Conure (Pyrrhura)

Conure (Pyrrhura)
origin:South and Central America
life expectancy:15 to 30 years
family:Psittacidae
dimensions:21 to 26 cm
compatibility: goodsinging ability: not very melodiousloudiness: loud
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The Conure is a bird from the New World loved by their beauty. It is a very popular pet, especially because there are 8 genera of Conures: Aratinga, Nandayus, Ognorhynchus, Leptosittaca, Cyanoliseus, Pyrrhura, Enicognathus, Myiopsitta, which is a lot of variety to choose from. Conure means “cone tail” and it is a term used mostly in aviculture and applied to long tailed parrots, native from South and Central America. Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis specie) is a conure as well but it is already extinct. There is still some controversy about the classification of this genus not only in the classification of the species of the group but as well with the inclusion of other birds, for example, some defend that Brotogeris should be part of this group.

There are about 17 species of Pyrrhura conures and other few sub-species, the second genus with more species among conures, behind the Arantigas. Although they are the ones with better fame amongst the conures, for being less noisy and less aggressive, they’re not found easily. Practically half of this species aren’t bred in captivity. 
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