Peach-fronted Parakeet

About the Peach-fronted Parakeet
Also known as: Peach-fronted Conure, Brown-chested Parakeet, Golden-crowned Parakeet
Peach-fronted Parakeet

The Peach-fronted Parakeet or Peach-fronted Conure is a parrot native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname. Its natural habitats include subtropical and tropical moist lowland forest, dry savanna and wet and flooded grassland.

The name for this darling species comes from its peach-colored forehead. These birds feed on seeds, including crops of soya and maize.

Peach-fronted Conures are fairly popular in aviculture. The conservation status for this species is Least Concern as of June 2013.

Details & Statistics


The Peach-fronted Parakeet is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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