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Green-cheeked Parakeet

Green-headed Tanager
Green Woodpecker

About the Green-cheeked Parakeet

Also known as: Green-cheeked Conure

The Green-cheeked Conure is a species of parrot that lives in south-central South America. It is also known as the Green-cheeked Parakeet.

There are six subspecies of the Green-cheeked Conure; the "Yellow-sided Conure" is a natural color morph of one of these subspecies. Popular in aviculture, the species also has several different color mutations that have been bred in the pet trade. The mutation "Pineapple Green-cheeked Conure" is derived from the "Yellow-sided" and "Cinnamon" mutations. They are similar to the Maroon-bellied Conure; in the past they were considered to be the same species.

In the wild, Green-cheeked Parakeets flock together in groups of 10 to 20 or more birds. They are forest or woodland birds. They feed on seeds and fruits.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 14 December 2007
Scientific Name Pyrrhura molinae
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Pyrrhura
  • P. molinae
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 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
10 inches
Range South America

International Names

  • Tiriba-de-cara-suja (Brazilian)
  • 绿颊鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • Papoušek Zelenolící (Czech)
  • Grønkindet Conure (Danish)
  • Groenwangparkiet (Dutch)
  • Siniposkiaratti (Finnish)
  • Conure de Molina (French)
  • Molinasittich (German)
  • Conuro Guanceverdi (Italian)
  • ホオミドリウロコインコ (Hinomaruurokoinko) (Japanese)
  • Grønnkinnet Conur (Norwegian)
  • Rudosterka Zielonolica (Polish)
  • Зеленощёкий краснохвостый (Russian)
  • Cotorra de Molina (Spanish)
  • Grönkindad Conur (Swedish)

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