Dusky-headed Parakeet

About the Dusky-headed Parakeet

Also known as: Weddell's Conure, Dusky-headed Conure

The Dusky-headed Parakeet is a species of parrot that lives in the western Amazon where it prefers semi-open habitats such as forest edge or coffee plantations. It is a very social bird and can often be found in groups of sometimes up to 100 parrots when food is plentiful. Its diet consists of fruit, seeds and flowers.

The Dusky-headed Parakeet, known as the Dusky-headed Conure in aviculture, is a popular pet bird. In the wild, the conservation status for this species is Least Concern as of June 2013.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 21 April 2009
Scientific Name
Aratinga weddellii
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Aratinga
  • A. weddellii
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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
10 to 11 inches
3.5 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 暗头鹦哥
Czech (Cesky) Aratinga Tmavohlavý
Danish (Dansk) Gråhovdet Aratinga
Dutch (Nederlands) Wedell-aratinga
Finnish (Suomi) Harmaapääaratti
French (Français) Conure de Weddell
German (Deutsch) Weddellsittich
Italian (Italiano) Conuro di Weddell
Japanese (日本語) シモフリインコ (Shimofuriinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Hvitøreparakitt
Polish (Polski) Konura Luskoglowa
Russian (русский язык) Буроголовая аратинга
Spanish (Español) Aratinga Cabecifusca
Swedish (Svenska) Weddelsparakit
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