Green Cheek Conure
The green-cheeked parakeet is typically 26 cm (10 in) long and weighs 60 to 80 g. It is mainly green, with a brown/black/grey crown, white periophthalmic rings, green cheeks, blue primary wing feathers, a grey beak, and its long pointed tail is mostly maroon. It has short transverse striations on its breast and a red abdominal area. Males and females have an identical external appearance. The green-cheeked parakeet occurs in west-central and southern Mato Grosso, Brazil, northern and eastern Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, and western Paraguay. Its habitat is forests and woodland, where it usually forms flocks of 10 to 20 individuals at treetop level, or larger flocks where there is more food. It is also emerging as a popular pet for families and individuals.
Pirate was surrendered into the sanctuary, November 2019. His previous owner was being hospitalized and the family did not want to provide for his care. Pirate's age is unknown and came to For the Love of Birds Sanctuary with only one leg. He gets around great though and is a very friendly little bird.
Sadly Pirate passed away the first part of January 2020. It was a tragic loss and Pirate will always be remembered and loved.