Jandaya Parakeet
Aratinga jandaya

Aratinga Jandaya

30 cm.. length.

The Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya) they have both sides of the neck, cheeks, lores, ear-coverts and forecrown orange, deeper in the ear-coverts, around the eyes and in the lores; the crown and nape are yellowish-Orange (Some birds with paler yellow tones in the head).

Mantle and scapulars olive green; back and top of the rump, Green with orange-red horizontal bars; lower rump and uppertail-coverts olive green. Main feathers of the wings blue, the others feathers, green (brightest that in the the mantle). The flight feather blue color above, on the vane outer, Blackish towards the tip and grey below. Underwing-coverts orange-red. The underparts orange-red, slightly paler in the upper part of the chest and in the throat; undertail-coverts green.

Upper, the tail of olive with blue tips; undertail, charcoal grey.

Bill grey-black; bare periophthalmic pale grey; irises brown; legs grey.

Both sexes similar.

The immature has the head yellow and the neck with green markings; Dim Orange below.

  • Sound of the Jandaya Parakeet.
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The Jandaya Parakeet move between deciduous woodlands, closed, bushes and cleared areas of rainforest. Sporadically at the edge of the rainforest and the caatinga. In palm groves of coconut on the coast of Pernambuco. Also frequent croplands and pastures. (Usually in flocks of approximately 12 birds, but sometimes in pairs or individually.


Nests in tree cavities, at least a 15 metres in height. Observed offspring in the nest of December in Maranhão; eggs hatch between August-December, in the area of Belém. Clutch, probably composed of three eggs.


Food reported include seeds, berries and fruits of certain Melastomataceae, Mangifera, Palms Mauritia and Cecropia. They can sometimes damage the crops of corn.


Distributed by northeast of Brazil. The species extends from the vicinity of Belém, Northeast of For, and São Luís, Maranhão, from South to North and East of Goiás and more eastward through Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and probably the north end of Bay.

Locally common, While perhaps decreasing in some areas. It is possible that usually it is to expand its range through colonization of the cleared areas of rainforest high, especially in For and Maranhão.

Their status in the East its area of distribution is unknown.

Maintained in captivity with consequences serious, Perhaps derived from the illegal trade internal in Brazil and, possibly, by smuggling towards Asia South-East.


• Red list category of the UICN current: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

This species has a range very large, and therefore not approaching the thresholds for vulnerable under the criterion of size range

The size of the world population of Jandaya Parakeet It has not been quantified, but this species has been described as “rare” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Its population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

Jandaya parakeet in captivity:

Pretty common in captivity and easy to raise.

Like all the Aratinga, This species is not characterized by their ability to speak, Even so, can get to say some words with crystal clarity.

Its food is made up of different fruits, vegetables, Soak vegetables and specific feed for parrots. There are species Meek and intelligent to which are the trains very well and are playful, What makes them good pet to maintain in a House. Being aves gregarias, is convenient to provide them a companion, Since solo can be quite noisy.

Enjoy the baths, and is advisable to keep them in an Aviary or in cage of good proportions; It is also convenient to let the small flights out of its enclosure.

Its longevity often haunt them 20 years in captivity, being able to get to the 30 years, Depending on your care.

Alternative names:

Jandaya Parakeet, Flaming Conure, Flaming Parakeet, Jandaya Conure (English).
Conure jandaya, Conure à tête jaune, Perriche jandaya, Perruche à tête jaune, Perruche jandaya (French).
Jandayasittich, Jendajasittich, Jendayasittich (German).
Jandaia, jandaia-verdadeira (Portuguese).
Aratinga Jandaya, Periquito Rojo (Spanish).

Gmelin Johann Friedrich
Gmelin Johann Friedrich

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Aratinga
Scientific name: Aratinga jandaya
Citation: (Gmelin, JF, 1788)
Protonimo: Psittacus Jandaya

Jandaya Parakeet Images:


Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya)


– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr


(1) – Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya) aka Janday Conure. Photographed in Puerto Rico at the Mayaquez Zoo By Dick Daniels (http://carolinabirds.org /) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

(2) – Jandaya Parakeet (also known as Jenday Conure) in Beale Park, Reading, Berkshire, England By David Long from London, United Kingdom (IMG_4798Uploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

(3) – Jenday Conure or Jandaya Parakeet in a tree. By GIANNIZZZERO at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

(4) – Jenday Conure or Jandaya Parakeet (Aratinga jandaya) at Iguaçu Bird Park, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. Photographed on 23 April 2003 By Arthur Chapman [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

(5) – Jenday Conure (Aratinga jandaya) at the Las Vegas Zoo By ZooFari (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

(6) – Aratinga jandaya and Aratinga solstitialis at Kobe Kachoen (Kobe Flowers and Birds Garden) in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan By Chris Gladis from Kyoto, Japan (Jandaya Parakeet) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

(7) – Jendayasittiche (Aratinga jandaya) im Karl-Foerster-Garten des Tierparks Berlin-Friedrichsfelde By Lotse (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

(8) – A Jandaya Parakeet (also known as Jenday Conure) at Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, England By David Long (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_4800) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

(9) – Jandaya Parakeet (also known as Jenday Conure) in Beale Park, Reading, Berkshire, England By David Long from London, United Kingdom (IMG_4802Uploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: GABRIEL MILK (Xeno-canto)

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