Conure, also known, as the Jendaya Conure is a very
beautiful parrot. They can make a wonderful addition
to the family with the proper training and are considered
to be one of the top clowns in the avian world.
Not as much is
known about the Jandaya Conure in the wild, because they
are usually seen singly, making it more difficult to study
them. They are not necessarily shy, and they can certainly
be heard by their loud calls. If you choose to make a
Jandaya Conure a family member, you can
reduce their noise level with proper training, which is
relatively easy with this
particular Conure. But they may not be well suited for
apartments. In the wild, they will eat seeds
and nuts, as well as rice, corn, smashed cashews and
fruits, including mangos. For this reason it is important
to offer them a variety of food in captivity in addition
to their regular diet. The Jandaya Conure loves to play
making them fun to watch. At one time, these
Conures used to be much more common in captivity than the
Sun Conure, but now the Jandaya Conure is a lot less
common in captivity.
They are larger than most, averaging 12 inches in length. The primary color
is green, with the head, throat and upper breast being a
gorgeous yellow-orange. The area around the eye is
white and the iris is a gray-brown color in the adults. The wings are primarily green, with blue
flight feathers. The lower back of the Jandaya Conure is
orange-red, and its tail
olive green with blue edges. The legs are gray, while the bill is black.
Immature Jandayas can be
distinguished by the pale yellow coloring on their heads
and dark eyes.
Conure is native to northeastern Brazil, and is usually
seen around forest clearings, sometimes near coconut palms
and edges of the rain forest. They are relatively common
in the wild, and are one of the few species that has
benefited from forest clearing.