Conure is either large parakeets or small parrots found in the Western Hemisphere. They are analogous in size and way of life to Afro-Eurasia’s rose-ringed parakeets or the Australian parakeets. All living conure species live in Central and South America. The extinct Conuropsis carolinensis or Carolina parakeet was an exception. Blue Crown Conure is 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 core and are usually horn-colored (gray) or black. Most conure species live in flocks of 20 or more birds. Blue Crown Conure often eats grain, and so is treated as agricultural pests in some places.
Blue Crown Conure are as diverse a group as African parrots, so trying to characterize them all is difficult and inaccurate. The category conure is loosely defined because they do not currently constitute a natural, scientific grouping. The term conure is now used mostly in aviculture.
The blue-crowned parakeet, blue-crowned conure, or sharp-tailed conure is a small green Neotropical parrot with a blue head and pale beak native to large parts of South America, from eastern Colombia in the north to northern Argentina in the south.