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Burrowing Parakeet

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About the Burrowing Parakeet

Also known as: Burrowing Conure, Burrowing Parrot, Patagonian Parrot, Patagonian Conure

The Burrowing Parakeet is a small species of parrot that lives in Argentina and other parts of South America. They live in an arid habitat and dig nest burrows in soft sandstone or limestone.

Burrowing Parakeets are highly monogamous and socially gregarious; nests in burrowing colonies may be very close together or even become interconnected.

The Burrowing Parakeet is also known as the Patagonian Conure. The species is fairly common in the pet trade. In the wild, Burrowing Parakeets have a large natural range and have a conservation status of Least Concern as of June 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 March 2008
Scientific Name Cyanoliseus patagonus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Cyanoliseus
  • C. patagonus
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 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
17.5 inches
Range South America

International Names

  • 穴鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • Papoušek Patagonský (Czech)
  • Patagonsk Parakit (Danish)
  • Holenparkiet (Dutch)
  • Patagonianaratti (Finnish)
  • Loro Tricahue (French)
  • Felsensittich (German)
  • Conuro della Patagonia (Italian)
  • イワインコ (Iwainko) (Japanese)
  • Graveparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Patagonka (Polish)
  • Скалистый попугай (Russian)
  • Loro Tricahue (Spanish)
  • Patagonparakit (Swedish)