"Smile!" The Green-cheeked Conure, like all "Pyrrhura" conures, is a colourful parakeet full of personality. This inquisitive parakeet wants to be a photographer.
The Green-cheeked Conure is native to central South America.
It has six subspecies including the Argentinian, the Crimson-tailed, the Santa Cruz and the Yellow-sided Conure.
Several colour mutations have been bred in aviculture, including turquoise, above, "cinnamon" and "pineapple".
The Santa Cruz Conure, also called Restricta, above, P. molinae restricta, is a subspecies of the Green-cheeked Conure "restricted" to a small region of Bolivia.