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Discussion in 'Bird Watchers Road' started by MommyBird, 3/15/17.

  1. MommyBird

    MommyBird Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    It looks like what we might call a conure but I'm confused about it. Anyone know?
    It says poaching for pet trade is a big factor. I've never seen one, has anyone?

    A link to the status of the grey breasted parakeet and efforts to bring them back, some of which look very hopeful if funding is found.
    (FYI- American Bird Conservancy is one of my favorite organizations and a 4-star Navigator charity.)
    Save the Grey-breasted Parakeet | American Bird Conservancy
     
  2. Tim

    Tim Rollerblading along the road Super Moderator

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    Yes, it is a critically endangered species of pyrrhura conure.
     
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    Birdbabe Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    Never seen one, how sad..
     
  4. MommyBird

    MommyBird Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    Thank-you, I thought it looked more like what I would call a conure
     
  5. Tim

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    It's unclear, however, whether it is actually a distinct species, or a subspecies of the white-eared conure, which is not endangered.
     
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    So very sad to see that only 250 birds remain, and only 13% of its original territory. We ruin this planet and the wipe out entire species of animals for what? Pursuit of money and things. So very, very, sad.
     
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