August 15, 2015 – Cinnamon-yellow-sided or Pineapple Green-cheeked Conure, Greencheek Conure, or Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae)

Requested by: nicknie121

Wild Green-cheeked Conures are native to parts of South America, including Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina. They eat seeds, fruits, and other plant foods and usually travel in small flocks of up to 20 birds. Popular as pets, these parrots have been bred in a variety of colors. The pineapple color mutation is the result of crossing the cinnamon and yellow-sided mutations.

Also see their wild coloration: http://birdstudies.net/post/103153349344/november-5-2014-green-cheeked-parakeet

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