The blue-crowned parakeet, blue-crowned conure, or sharp-tailed conure is characterized by its predominantly color green small body with a blue crown and pale beak. It has a dull blue coloration on its cheeks, forehead, and ears. It is easily distinguished by its featherless skin around the eye area with a ring of white; some say it is orange-yellow in the wild its breast feathers have hints of blue, but they are more perceived that has green to yellow-green colorations.
When the wings are closed, its color matches the overall color if the body because it has green to yellow-green colorations. Its tail has maroon to brown colorations on the sides while green colors on top of their tails. The legs and feet are pinkish browns. During their juvenile years, they have a dominant reddish coloration, but this color changes when they reach maturity. The males have a larger ring eyepatch than the females, and their feathers are longer than females.
Breeding and Reproduction
The blue-crowned conures are sexually active when they reach the age of 4. They are known to be monogamous birds that have a pair that mate for life. The females have the ability to lay about three to four white eggs will be incubated for about 26 days. It is the male’s responsibility to feed for the females as well as their offspring until the chicks are ready to fledge 55 days after the hatching period.
Diet of the Blue Crown Conure
They are not a picky eater, but in the wild, they would usually feed on fruits and seeds found on the trees where they stay.
Size and Weight of the Blue Crown Conure
The blue-crowned conure is a medium-sized bird measuring approximately (15.5 in) 37 cm in length and weighing between 140 and 190 g (4.9 and 6.7 oz). The size of their wings is about 3 – 5.8 oz.
The blue-crowned conure has about 25 to 30 years of lifespan in captivity. Expect those who stay in the wild has a shortened lifespan due to several reasons. In captivity, as long as they receive the proper care and guidance, they’ll achieve their maximum life span.
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