Size : Weight 3 ounces, 10 inches long, 5-5.5 inch wingspan, 4-6 inch tail..
Lifespan : 10 years.
Breeding : Mating begins in February, several matings possible, incubation 23 days, avg of 5 eggs per laying.
Habits : Flocks of 10-20 birds outside breeding season, seasonal migration.
Diet : Green vegetation, seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, and insects.
The green cheeked conure is a tiny
parrot-like bird also known as the Argentine Conure, Crimson-tailed Conure,
Santa Cruz Conure, and Yellow-Sided Conure. It is gregarious outside
breeding season, in large flocks of 10 or more birds. It nests in
hollow trees and lays eggs starting in February. Both parents help
raise chicks. Like most parrots, these birds are monogamous and will stay
with their first love for the rest of their lives.