Aratinga solstitialis

Description

Sun Conures are a bright yellow/orange with green/blue wings. They have black beaks and white patches around each eye.

Distribution

Sun Conures are native to north-eastern South America, particularly northern Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana.

Life Span

Between 15 - 20 years.

Size

Approximately 30cm in length.

Diet

Sun Conures feed on a variety of seeds, nuts and fruits.

Habitat

Sun Conures can be found in inland tropical habitats, dry savanna woodlands and coastal forests. They usually live near fruiting trees and palms groves.

Breeding

Sun Conures will breed throughout the year and generally lay between 3 and 5 eggs. The female will incubate the eggs for roughly three and a half weeks and the young will fledge after around seven weeks.