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A medium-small parakeet native
to north-eastern South America, often found in dry forests and palm groves
but also in the famous flood-prone forests of the lower Amazon. It is
closely related to the Jandaya Conure (A. jandaya), which is found in
north-eastern Brazil, and the Golden-capped Conure (A. auricapilla), which
has a more southern distribution in eastern and south-eastern Brazil.
At times all three have thought to be members of the same species. All
three are also kept in captivity. While there are areas where they are
common in the wild, conservationists are concerned about the effects of
illegal trade on some populations.
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