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Blue-crowned Conure

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About the Blue-crowned Conure

Also known as: Blue-crowned Parakeet or Sharp-tailed Conure

The Blue-crowned Conure is a parakeet native to large parts of South America, from eastern Colombia in the north to northern Argentina in the south. They inhabit grassland, forest margins, and semi-arid regions.

Blue-crowns are predominantly green, with dull blue coloring on the forehead, crown, cheeks, and ears.

The most famous fictional Blue-crowned Conure is the title character in the 1998 movie Paulie. The movie caused a surge in the popularity of Blue-crowned Conures as pets.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 March 2008
Scientific Name Aratinga acuticaudata
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Aratinga
  • A. acuticaudata
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
14.5 inches
4.9 to 6.7 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Aratinga-de-testa-azul (Brazilian)
  • Aratinga Dlouhoocasý (Czech)
  • Blåkindet Aratinga (Danish)
  • Blauwkoparatinga (Dutch)
  • Sinipääaratti (Finnish)
  • Conure à Tête Bleue (French)
  • Spitzschwanzsittich (German)
  • Conuro Testablu (Italian)
  • トガリインコ (Togarioinko) (Japanese)
  • Blåhodeparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Konura Niebieskoczelna (Polish)
  • Aratinga Cabeciazul (Spanish)

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