Blue-crowned Conure

About the Blue-crowned Conure

Also known as: Blue-crowned Parakeet or Sharp-tailed Conure

The Blue-crowned Conure is a parakeet native to large parts of South America, from eastern Colombia in the north to northern Argentina in the south. They inhabit grassland, forest margins, and semi-arid regions.

Blue-crowns are predominantly green, with dull blue coloring on the forehead, crown, cheeks, and ears.

The most famous fictional Blue-crowned Conure is the title character in the 1998 movie Paulie. The movie caused a surge in the popularity of Blue-crowned Conures as pets.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 March 2008
Scientific Name
Aratinga acuticaudata
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Aratinga
  • A. acuticaudata
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
14.5 inches
4.9 to 6.7 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Aratinga-de-testa-azul
Czech (Cesky) Aratinga Dlouhoocasý
Danish (Dansk) Blåkindet Aratinga
Dutch (Nederlands) Blauwkoparatinga
Finnish (Suomi) Sinipääaratti
French (Français) Conure à Tête Bleue
German (Deutsch) Spitzschwanzsittich
Italian (Italiano) Conuro Testablu
Japanese (日本語) トガリインコ (Togarioinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Blåhodeparakitt
Polish (Polski) Konura Niebieskoczelna
Spanish (Español) Aratinga Cabeciazul
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