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Dusky-headed Parakeet

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About the Dusky-headed Parakeet

Also known as: Weddell's Conure, Dusky-headed Conure

The Dusky-headed Parakeet is a species of parrot that lives in the western Amazon where it prefers semi-open habitats such as forest edge or coffee plantations. It is a very social bird and can often be found in groups of sometimes up to 100 parrots when food is plentiful. Its diet consists of fruit, seeds and flowers.

The Dusky-headed Parakeet, known as the Dusky-headed Conure in aviculture, is a popular pet bird. In the wild, the conservation status for this species is Least Concern as of June 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 21 April 2009
Scientific Name Aratinga weddellii
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Aratinga
  • A. weddellii
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
10 to 11 inches
3.5 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • 暗头鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • Aratinga Tmavohlavý (Czech)
  • Gråhovdet Aratinga (Danish)
  • Wedell-aratinga (Dutch)
  • Harmaapääaratti (Finnish)
  • Conure de Weddell (French)
  • Weddellsittich (German)
  • Conuro di Weddell (Italian)
  • シモフリインコ (Shimofuriinko) (Japanese)
  • Hvitøreparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Konura Luskoglowa (Polish)
  • Буроголовая аратинга (Russian)
  • Aratinga Cabecifusca (Spanish)
  • Weddelsparakit (Swedish)