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Orange-fronted Parakeet

Orange-winged Parrot
Northern Wheatear

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  • Oenanthe oenanthe
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About the Orange-fronted Parakeet

Also known as: Orange-fronted Conure, Half-moon Conure, Petz's Conure, Half Moon Parakeet

The Orange-fronted Parakeet or Half-moon Conure is a medium-sized parrot that can be found from western Mexico to Costa Rica. It lives in lowlands and foothills on the Pacific side of the central mountain ranges in forest canopy and edges, and more open woodland.

Orange-fronted Parakeets feed in flocks which can reach 100 birds, taking various seeds, flowers and fruits including figs.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 13 July 2008
Scientific Name Aratinga canicularis
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Aratinga
  • A. canicularis
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
9 inches
Range Central America

International Names

  • 橙额鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • Aratinga Oranžovočelý (Czech)
  • Elfenbensparakit (Danish)
  • Ivooraratinga (Dutch)
  • Termiittiaratti (Finnish)
  • Conure à Front Rouge (French)
  • Elfenbeinsittich (German)
  • Conuro Frontearancio (Italian)
  • メキシコインコ (Mekishikoinko) (Japanese)
  • Elfenbenparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Konura Pomaranczowoczelna (Polish)
  • Оранжеволобая аратинга (Russian)
  • Aratinga Frentinaranja (Spanish)
  • Elfenbensparakit (Swedish)

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