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Blue-Crowned Conure

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Blue-Crowned Conure

Scientific Name: The scientific name of the blue-crowned conure is Thectocercus acuticaudatus. There are five subspecies with different color combinations:
- Thectocercus acuticaudatus acuticaudatus
- Thectocercus acuticaudatus haemorrhous
- Thectocercus acuticaudatus koenigi
- Thectocercus acuticaudatus neoxenus
- Thectocercus acuticaudatus neumanni

Physical Characteristics:
- Blue-crowned conures are medium-sized parrots that grow to be 14 to 16 inches long.
- They have a distinctive bright blue head, green plumage, and an orange beak.
- Their spiked tail adds to their unique appearance.
- Blue-crowned conures weigh a maximum of 165 grams

- Blue-crowned conures are native to South America.
- They can be found from eastern Colombia to northern Argentina.
- They prefer habitats such as savannah-like grasslands, woodlands, and forest margins.
- They are not typically found in dense, humid forests

- Blue-crowned conures are known for their intelligence and playful energy.
- They require mental stimulation and exercise to prevent boredom.
- These birds are affectionate and social creatures.
- They form strong bonds with their owners and rarely bite, making them suitable for families with children.
- While they can be trained, they are naturally noisy and may scream when upset or excited

- With proper care, blue-crowned conures can live up to 30 years

Remember, these delightful parrots have even appeared in movies like "Pauly" and the documentary "The Parrots of Telegraph Hill"!