Genus Pyrrhura is a group of about 25 different species of parakeet (or conure; new world parakeets) native to Central and South America. They inhabit tropical and subtropical regions and typically prefer humid forest. Although Blaze-Winged Conure live in deciduous forest and Pfrimer’s Conure are restricted to dry regions.
Most species form flocks of 20 to 30 garrulous individuals that fly swiftly at or below the canopy level. Pairs nest in tree cavities in order to best allude predators.
The genus ranges from 22 to 30 cm in length and have long pointed tails. In terms of coloration, they have green plumage with grey/white eye ring, barred chest patterns, and pale or reddish ear patch.
In terms of conservation status, out of the 25 species; 11 are of least concern, 6 are vulnerable, 3 are near threatened, and 5 are endangered.
|Santarém (Hellmayr’s) parakeet
|Bonaparte’s (Deville’s) parakeet
|White-eared (maroon-faced) parakeet
|Santa Marta parakeet
|El Oro parakeet
|Black-capped (rock) parakeet
|Flame-winged (brown-breasted) parakeet
|Rose-headed (rose-crowned) parakeet