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About the Nanday Parakeet

Also known as: Black-headed Parakeet, Nanday Conure, Black-hooded Conure, Black-masked Parakeet

The Nanday Conure is native to South America from South-East Bolivia to South-West Brazil, central Paraguay and northern Argentina, from the region known as the Pantanal. Escaped birds have also established some populations in Los Angeles, California and St. Petersburg, Florida.

The bird is mostly green in color and has a characteristic black face and beak. Nanday Conures, also called Black-hooded Parakeets, usually find holes in trees to nest. After raising their young, all birds will form large communal roosts until the next breeding season.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 March 2008
Scientific Name Nandayus nenday
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Nandayus
  • N. nenday
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 26 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
12.6 to 14.6 inches
Range South America

International Names

  • Periquito-de-cabeça-preta (Brazilian)
  • 黑头鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • Nandej černohlavý (Czech)
  • Nandayparakit (Danish)
  • Nanday-parkiet (Dutch)
  • Huppuaratti (Finnish)
  • Conure Nanday (French)
  • Nandaysittich (German)
  • Conuro Nanday (Italian)
  • クロガミインコ (Kurogamiinko) (Japanese)
  • Nandayparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Konura Czarnoglowa (Polish)
  • Черноголовый попугай (Russian)
  • Aratinga Ñanday (Spanish)
  • Nandayparakit (Swedish)

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