Pyrrhura Conures

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Pyrrhura conures are colourful parrots full of personality


Crimson-bellied Conure Crimson-bellied Conure

The Crimson-bellied Conure, Pyrrhura perlata perlata (prev. Pyrrhura rhodogaster), is native to Brazil and Bolivia.

Crimson-bellied Conure Crimson-bellied Conure

The Crimson-bellied Conure has a "green cheek," a "blue throat," a "grey breast" and is somewhat "white-eared" but those are names of other conure species.

Pearly Conure Pearly Conure

The Pearly Conure, Pyrrhura lepida, from Brazil (used to be Pyrrhura perlata until it was found that the type specimen was actually a young Crimson-bellied, so, following taxonomic rules, the name "perlata" was transferred to the Crimson-bellied and the Pearly Conure became lepida species).

Some refer to it as subspecies  Pyrrhura perlata lepida, but since it has its own subspecies, it is usually given full species status as Pyrrhura lepida.

Miritiba Pearly Conure Miritiba Pearly Conure

Miritiba Pearly Conure, Pyrrhura lepida coerulescens, is native to a small region of coastal Brazil (Maranhao state) and nearing extinction in the wild.
Some sources refer to it as
Pyrrhura perlata coerulescens under the assumption mentioned above that the Pearly Conure itself is a subspecies of the Crimson-bellied.

Painted Conure  

The Painted Conure, Pyrrhura picta, is native to northern South America.


White-eared Conure Maroon-faced Conure

The White-eared Conure, Pyrrhura leucotis, also called Maroon-faced Parakeet, is native to Brazil.

Brazilian Grey-breasted Conures Maroon-faced Conure

Illustrated is the Brazilian Grey-breasted subspecies, Pyrrhura leucotis griseipectus. Another subspecies, Emma's Conure (P. l. emma) from Venezuela with a blue crown, is confusingly also classed by some as a subspecies of the Painted Conure (see above), which itself used to be thought a subspecies of the Maroon-faced/White-eared.

Rose-fronted Conure Rose-fronted Conure

The Rose-fronted Conure, Pyrrhura roseifrons, (sometimes called Red-crowned Parakeet leading to confusion with the New Zealand Kakariki of that name), comes from the western Amazon (Peru/Ecuador/Bolivia/Brazil). Used to be thought a subspecies of the Painted Conure above but now classed as a separate species.

Rose-crowned Conure Rose-headed Conure

The Rose-crowned or Rose-headed Conure, Pyrrhura rhodocephala, is native to Venezuela.

Rose-crowned Conure Rose-headed Conure

Male and female Pyrrhura Conures have similar plumage.


Green-cheeked Conure Blue-throated Conure Sandia Conure
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