Golden Conure

Guaruba guarouba

Also known as the Queen of Bavaria conure, the golden conure is bright yellow with green wing feathers. Compared to other parrots, its beak is large relative to its body size, and is used as a “third foot” while climbing. Deforestation and the exotic pet trade are taking a toll on golden conure populations in the wild.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: Up to 14 in
weightWeight: Up to 11 oz
habitatHabitat: Rainforest
dietDiet: Fruit, flowers, seeds, and buds
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)