Also known as: Crimson-bellied Conure, Rose-bellied Conure, Rose-breasted Conure, Rose-breasted Parakeet
The Crimson-bellied Parakeet, also known as the Crimson-bellied Conure, is a species of parrot found in parts of South America.
Crimson-bellied Parakeets are named for their red bellies. They have a mostly green body plumage, with yellow-green cheeks, blue lower cheeks, and dark barring on the light chest. They have a pronounced white eye-ring.
Crimson-bellied Conures are popular in aviculture. They have a life expectancy of about 15 years in captivity. Their wild population is stable but due to deforestation and other factors, the conservation status for the Crimson-bellied Parakeet is Vulnerable as of October 2014.
From IUCN Red List: The Crimson-bellied Parakeet is listed as Vulnerable
on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and its susceptibility to hunting, it is suspected that the population of this species will decline rapidly over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Vulnerable.