Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Jandaya / Jenday Conures aka Flaming Conure aka Yellow-headed Parakeet

Aratinga Conure Info ... Aratingas as Pets ... Aratinga Conure Species

Jenday by Monique


Conure Info ... Index of Conure Species ... Photos of the Different Conure Species for Identification



The Jenday Conure or Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya) is native to northeastern Brazil.


Description:

The Jenday conure is a very beautiful bird, distinguishing itself by its bright colors rivaled only by its cousin, the sun conure. In fact, Jendays look very similar to Sun Conures, except that the wings of the Jenday are almost all green, other than the primary flight feathers, which are blue. Please refer to the photo to the right as it shows both Jendays and Sun Conures side-by-side. The Sun Conure is to the right. Your can see that the Sun Conure's wings are yellow / orange (with green edging).

Jendays average 12 inches in length and weigh around 120 grams.


Jenday ConuresPersonality:

Jendays have a reputation of being nippy and noisy, but they are loved for their affectionate, sweet disposition. To maintain that trusting and friendly personality, they should be handled frequently.

These small parrots are highly intelligent, and can often learn several words and phrases, but are not known for their talking ability. Jendays often enjoy learning tricks.


Conures as Pets (Suitability, Personality, Pros and Cons, Care Requirements)


Breeding / Reproduction:

These conures are quite common in captivity and are fairly easy to breed. Below are some helpful resources.


Conure Log / Nest-box / Nesting Peferences


Additional Bird Breeder Resources



Taxonomy:

Genus: Scientific: Aratinga ... English: Conures ... Dutch: Wigstaartparkieten ... German: Keilschwanzsittiche ... French: Aratinga

Species: Scientific: Aratinga jandaya aka Aratinga solstitialis jandaya ... English: Jandaya Conure, Yellow-headed Conure ... Dutch: Jendaya Aratinga, Jendaya Parkiet ... German: Jendayasittich ... French: Perruche Jenday ... CITES II - Endangered

Distribution: North-eastern Brazil

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

For updates please follow BeautyOfBirds on Google+ (google.com/+Avianweb)



Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.

BeautyOfBirds strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. THANK YOU!

Subscribe to Comments for "Jandaya / Jenday Conures aka Flaming Conure aka Yellow-headed Parakeet "