Pyrrhura Leucotis Leucotis
 
 
English: White-eared Conure 
Latin: Pyrrhura Leucotis Leucotis 
Dutch: Witoorparkiet 
French: Perruche à oreillons blancs 
 
wild variation 
CITES II/C2 
ringzize: 5 mm 
length: 21 cm 
South-Amerika
 
Distribution
White-eared Conures originate from eastern Brazil, and mainly inhabit the area around Rio de Janeiro.

Subspecies:
The Leucotis species comprises 5 subspecies:

Together with the nominate species, both the Emmas and Griseipectus Conures are common in European aviaries.  Especially the Griseipectus subspecies has become very popular in breeder’s collections.  They have brown-white squares on their chest, while the Leucotis have more white-yellowish horizontal stripes.

Breeding
White-eared Conures breed readily in large nest boxes. Like Pictas, their average clutch size is rather large and they make excellent parents.

Diet
see diet


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