Burrowing Parakeet

About the Burrowing Parakeet

Also known as: Burrowing Conure, Burrowing Parrot, Patagonian Parrot, Patagonian Conure

The Burrowing Parakeet is a small species of parrot that lives in Argentina and other parts of South America. They live in an arid habitat and dig nest burrows in soft sandstone or limestone.

Burrowing Parakeets are highly monogamous and socially gregarious; nests in burrowing colonies may be very close together or even become interconnected.

The Burrowing Parakeet is also known as the Patagonian Conure. The species is fairly common in the pet trade. In the wild, Burrowing Parakeets have a large natural range and have a conservation status of Least Concern as of June 2013.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 March 2008
Scientific Name
Cyanoliseus patagonus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Cyanoliseus
  • C. patagonus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 28 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
17.5 inches

International Names

Chinese 穴鹦哥
Czech Papoušek Patagonský
Danish Patagonsk Parakit
Dutch Holenparkiet
Finnish Patagonianaratti
French Loro Tricahue
German Felsensittich
Italian Conuro della Patagonia
Japanese イワインコ (Iwainko)
Norwegian Graveparakitt
Polish Patagonka
Russian Скалистый попугай
Spanish Loro Tricahue
Swedish Patagonparakit
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