Orange-fronted Parakeet

About the Orange-fronted Parakeet

Also known as: Orange-fronted Conure, Half-moon Conure, Petz's Conure, Half Moon Parakeet

The Orange-fronted Parakeet or Half-moon Conure is a medium-sized parrot that can be found from western Mexico to Costa Rica. It lives in lowlands and foothills on the Pacific side of the central mountain ranges in forest canopy and edges, and more open woodland.

Orange-fronted Parakeets feed in flocks which can reach 100 birds, taking various seeds, flowers and fruits including figs.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 13 July 2008
Scientific Name
Aratinga canicularis
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Aratinga
  • A. canicularis
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
9 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 橙额鹦哥
Czech (Cesky) Aratinga Oranžovočelý
Danish (Dansk) Elfenbensparakit
Dutch (Nederlands) Ivooraratinga
Finnish (Suomi) Termiittiaratti
French (Français) Conure à Front Rouge
German (Deutsch) Elfenbeinsittich
Italian (Italiano) Conuro Frontearancio
Japanese (日本語) メキシコインコ (Mekishikoinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Elfenbenparakitt
Polish (Polski) Konura Pomaranczowoczelna
Russian (русский язык) Оранжеволобая аратинга
Spanish (Español) Aratinga Frentinaranja
Swedish (Svenska) Elfenbensparakit
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