Green Cheek 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. Green Cheek 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. Green Cheek Conure often eats grain, and so is treated as agricultural pests in some places.
Green Cheek 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 green-cheeked parakeet or green-cheeked conure is a small parrot of the genus Pyrrhura, which is part of a long-tailed group of the New World parrot subfamily Arinae. The term conure is often used for this parrot and its relatives in aviculture. It is native to the forests of Central and South America.