Cherry-headed conure

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Cherry-headed Conure
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Psittacimorphae
Order Psittaciformes
Family Information
Family Psittacidae
Sub-family Psittacinae
Tribe Information
Tribe Arini
Genus Information
Genus Aratinga
Species Information
Species A. erythrogenys
Population statistics

The Cherry-headed Conure (Psittacara erythrogenys) is a medium-sized parrot from Ecuador and Peru.


The Cherry-headed Conure are about 13 inches long, but half of that length is the tail of the bird. They have a mostly read head and neck and the rest of the body is green. The call of the Cherry-headed Conure has two syllables and is a loud harsh sound.


Cherry-headed Conure's live in south-western Ecuador and north-western Peru. They mainly live in jungles, rainforests or deciduous forests. However they can also survive in suburban areas.


These birds lay 3 to 4 eggs each breeding season. These eggs will hatch after about 23 days and the chicks will fledge about 50 days after hatching. The nests are usually built in tree cavities.