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SPECIES INFO

Jenday Conure
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Aratinga
Species: A. jandaya
Binomial name Aratinga jandaya
(Gmelin, 1788)

The Jenday Conure or Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya) is a bird of the parrot family native to wooded habitats in northeastern Brazil. It is a member of the Aratinga solstitialis complex.

Appearing superficially similar to the Sun Conure, the Jenday Conure can be identified from their entirely green lesser wing-coverts, mantle and vent, in contrast to the rich yellow plumage of the Sun Conure.

Breeding

Wild Jenday Conures nest in tree hollows, typically choosing a location at least 15m (50 feet) from the ground. In captivity, the hen lays 3"?6 eggs, which she will then incubate for approximately 26 days. The young are fed by both parents and fledge after two months.

Aviculture Two Jenday Conures (center) and one Sun Conure (right)

The Jenday Conure is a very beautiful bird. While the Jenday has a very loud shrill call they may not have the high pitch of a Sun Conure.

Like most conures, Jendays are also known for their sweet sociable disposition and playful behavior. These small parrots are highly intelligent, and can often learn several words and phrases, but are not known for their talking ability.





                                     



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