Blue Crowned Conure


    How many people have seen these wonderful Blue Crowned Conure in their backyards in Satellite Beach? We have counted as many as 42 at one time this summer. Although these birds like berries and fruit, they will also eat from a bird feeder in the mornings and evenings.

    The blue-crowned parakeet, blue-crowned conure, or sharp-tailed conure (Thectocercus acuticaudatus) is a small green Neotropical parrot with a blue head and pale beak native to large parts of South America, from eastern Colombia in the north to northern Argentina in the south. They inhabit savanna-like habitats, woodland and forest margins, but avoid dense humid forest such as the Amazon.