Sun Conure

Aratinga solstitialis

Scientific Name

Sun Conure:  
Aratinga solstitialis

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Sun conures can be found throughout South America, but are primarily seen North of the Amazon River in Brazil.

Natural Habitat

Usually found in scrublands near the banks of the Amazon River, Sun conures can generally be located near any heavily vegetated area.

Physical Characteristics

  • Growing approximately 30 cm in length, Sun conures are bright yellow with red markings on the sides of their head with a red-orange tinge stretching across their forehead.

Quick Facts

  1. With proper care, Sun conures can live up to 30 years given the right diet and living conditions.


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Conservation Status

Critically Endangered: The Sun Conure is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Sun conures are primarily vegetarian in nature consuming fruit seeds regularly, though have been reported eating small insects occasionally.