French: Conure aile-de-feu German: Feuerbugsittich Spanish: Cotorra egregia
Other common names: Fiery-shouldered Conure
P. L. Sclater, 1881,
“supposed to be from Demerara”.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. e. egregia
(P. L. Sclater, 1881) – SE Venezuela and adjacent W Guyana.
P. e. obscura
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 – SE Bolívar (in SE Venezuela) and adjacent N Brazil (extreme NE Roraima).
25 cm. Generally green; crown and lores brown edged green; ear-coverts reddish brown; sides of neck and breast edged whitish and tipped dark, giving light scaled effect;... read more
Most common call is a series of harsh notes, e.g. “krreek krreek krreek”, both in flight and... read more
Tepuí (tabletop) forest and edge, ranging round the bases of these mountains, 700–1800... read more
Food and feeding
Almost no information. Recorded eating fruits.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Apparently common, but there is considerable loss of habitat in the range of nominate egregia... read more
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