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13-MAR-2004 Copyright 2007 Robert

Sun Conure Parrot

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific name: Aratinga solstitialis (Linnaeus, 1758). CITES status: CITES II - ENDANGERED.

The Sun Conure is a small parrot, though more like a Macaw in its features. It is a medium-sized Conure, averaging about 4.5 ounces and 12 inches in length
(from head to tail), with a slender build and a large head and beak.

The Sun Conure can be found naturally in eastern South America, mostly north of the Amazon River. Long ago, they could be found in Northeast Brazil
as well as Southeast Venezuela and Northern Amazon. Their range also included Guyana, French Guiana and Surinam. However, because the Conures
have such striking beauty, they were bought and sold to Mexico and the Caribbean and became very abundant in those areas as well.


Books: Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World

Sun Conure page at Wikipedia

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/200s f/6.3 at 200.0mm iso400 with flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Erica 10-Apr-2006 20:48
Nice picture.... We have one named Sonny.
Jordan 15-Jan-2006 06:05
It is a beautiful picture. I have a baby Sun Conure which is more greener around the wings
Jilly 29-Nov-2005 06:41
Spectacular photograph - beautiful bird! I wish I could get one in Australia. Jill
Megan 24-Apr-2005 01:30
I love sun conures and there a really good spieces I luv the picture is very detailed
tara 29-Dec-2004 05:10
the most beautifull picture of a sun conure on the net i have found keep up with the good pictures you are doing a wonderful job.
sarah 23-Nov-2004 16:52
you have the most amazing pictrures...they're so detailed they display every single feather....great work!!!