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Golden Conure

Guaruba guarouba

Range

  • Northern Brazil

Habitat

  • Tropical forests

Diet

  • Fruits
  • Berries
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts

This uniquely-colored parrot is nomadic, roaming in flocks in search of fruits and nuts.

Their communal reproductive behavior is also unique among parrots: Several females lay their eggs in a single hole in a large tree in a clearing, then cooperate in caring for eggs and young. Because of its dependence on large trees, this species is especially vulnerable to habitat destruction resulting from logging, road building, and settlements.

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