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 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
10 to 11 inches
3.5 ounces

International Names

Chinese 暗头鹦哥
Czech Aratinga Tmavohlavý
Danish Gråhovdet Aratinga
Dutch Wedell-aratinga
Finnish Harmaapääaratti
French Conure de Weddell
German Weddellsittich
Italian Conuro di Weddell
Japanese シモフリインコ (Shimofuriinko)
Norwegian Hvitøreparakitt
Polish Konura Luskoglowa
Russian Буроголовая аратинга
Spanish Aratinga Cabecifusca
Swedish Weddelsparakit
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