Types of Conures
Conures are either large parakeets or small parrots that are found in the western hemisphere. They are analogous in size and way of life to the Old World's Rose-ringed Parakeets or the Australian Parakeets. All living conure species are found in Central and South America. Conures are often called the clowns of the parrot world due to their constant attention-seeking behavior including hanging upside-down and swaying back and forth or "dancing".
Despite being large for parakeets, conures are lightly built with long tails and small (but strong) beaks. Conure beaks always have a small cere and are usually horn-colored or black. Most conure species live in flocks of 20 or more birds. Conures often eat grain, which causes them to be treated as agricultural pests in some places.