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Kakariki Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low explains more about the Kakariki Parrot. Scientific Name The scientific name of the Kakariki is the Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae (Red-fronted), Cyanoramphus auriceps (Yellow-fronted) Adult Length 25-28cm. Adult Weight Approximately 65g. Potential Lifespan 15-20 years. Origin New Zealand. Formerly abundant on the mainland, the Red-fronted is now virtually extinct there. Populations survive on Stewart Island and surrounding […]

Sun Conure Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low tells us more about the Sun Conure. Scientific name:  Aratinga solstitialis Origin Brazil only in Roraima state, in the north-east corner; central Guyana, now known only from the Karasabai and Karanambo areas where it is local and uncommon. It is extinct throughout most of its former range. In Birds of Northern South America, Robin […]

Yellow-naped Amazon Fact Sheet

Find out more about the Yellow-naped Amazon. Scientific name Amazona auropalliata or Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata (depending on opinion) Click here for everything Yellow-naped Amazons need. Sub-species identification in adult birds Auropalliata:  Yellow patch on nape, reaching to mantle in fully mature birds; black cere, black beak and black tongue. Bend of wing green. Some individuals have […]

Green-cheeked Conure Fact Sheet

Find out more about the Green-cheeked Conure. Scientific name:  Pyrrhura molinae Note that the species known for some years as the Yellow-sided Conure (Pyrrhura hypoxantha) is a colour mutation which occurred in the wild of the sub-species sordida. Adult length:  10in (26cm) Adult weight:  60-80g (depending on sub-species and fitness) Expected lifespan:  Twenty plus years. These […]

Moluccan Cockatoo Fact Sheet

Find out more about the Moluccan Cockatoo. Scientific name:  Cacatua moluccensis Common names:  Salmon-crested Cockatoo, Seram Cockatoo Adult length:  52cm (21in). (Hand-reared birds often smaller.) Adult weight:  About 900g but up to 1,050g. Potential lifespan:  60 years Click here for everything you need for Moluccan Cockatoos. Status in wild:  Vulnerable. CITES Appendix I since 1989. Reason […]

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low reveals more about the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Scientific name Cacatua galerita For everything a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo may need please click here. Common names Greater Sulphur-crestedCockatoo;Triton Cockatoo; Eleonora or  “Medium” Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Identification Greater: beak black but looks dark grey (covered in powder down), large size, crest of yellow forward-curving feathers. (Crest feathers longest in northern […]

Yellow-fronted Amazon Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low explains more about the Yellow-fronted Amazon in her fact sheet. Scientific name:   Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala Common name:  Yellow-crowned Amazon, Yellow-fronted Amazon Adult length: 35cm (14in) Adult weight: 380-450g Potential lifespan:  40 to 50 years Click here for everything you need for Yellow-fronted Amazons. Status in wild:  Not threatened — common in some areas. Origin […]

Patagonian Conure Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low explains more about Patagonian Conures in her fact sheet. Scientific name:   Cyanoliseus patagonus patagonus Common name:   Burrowing Parrot Adult weight:   240-310g. Expected lifespan:   30 years. For everything you need for Patagonian Conures throughout their life please click here. Adult length:  of Lesser Patagonian 45cm (18in). This is the largest of the Conures (and only […]

Quaker Parakeet Fact Sheet

Find out more about the Quaker Parrot. Scientific name:   Myiopsitta monachus Common name:  Monk Parakeet Find lots of food, toys, cages, accessories and supplements for Quakers here. Adult length:   29cm (11in). Adult weight:   about 150g. Expected lifespan:   30 years. Status in wild:   Common. Origin:  Southern South America: isolated population in the highlands of Bolivia, then from […]

Hahn’s Macaw Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low explains more about the Hahn’s Macaw in her fact sheet. Scientific name Diopsittaca nobilis nobilis Common name(s)   Hahn’s or Red-shouldered Macaw Adult length 31cm (12in) Adult weight   About 165g. Potential lifespan  About 30 years.  Status in wild Common. Find lots of Hahn’s Macaw goodies here. Origin North-eastern South America The smallest of the Macaw’s, […]