Green-cheeked Parakeet

About the Green-cheeked Parakeet

Also known as: Green-cheeked Conure

The Green-cheeked Conure is a species of parrot that lives in south-central South America. It is also known as the Green-cheeked Parakeet.

There are six subspecies of the Green-cheeked Conure; the "Yellow-sided Conure" is a natural color morph of one of these subspecies. Popular in aviculture, the species also has several different color mutations that have been bred in the pet trade. The mutation "Pineapple Green-cheeked Conure" is derived from the "Yellow-sided" and "Cinnamon" mutations. They are similar to the Maroon-bellied Conure; in the past they were considered to be the same species.

In the wild, Green-cheeked Parakeets flock together in groups of 10 to 20 or more birds. They are forest or woodland birds. They feed on seeds and fruits.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 14 December 2007
Scientific Name
Pyrrhura molinae
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Pyrrhura
  • P. molinae
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 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 inches

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Tiriba-de-cara-suja
Chinese (汉语) 绿颊鹦哥
Czech (Cesky) Papoušek Zelenolící
Danish (Dansk) Grønkindet Conure
Dutch (Nederlands) Groenwangparkiet
Finnish (Suomi) Siniposkiaratti
French (Français) Conure de Molina
German (Deutsch) Molinasittich
Italian (Italiano) Conuro Guanceverdi
Japanese (日本語) ホオミドリウロコインコ (Hinomaruurokoinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Grønnkinnet Conur
Polish (Polski) Rudosterka Zielonolica
Russian (русский язык) Зеленощёкий краснохвостый
Spanish (Español) Cotorra de Molina
Swedish (Svenska) Grönkindad Conur
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