GREY BREASTED CONURE - Pyrrhura Grisiepectus
Last Update: June 2018
See below for live webcam of an artificial nest box erected by the Aquasis Organisation whom the parrot society support in the their conservation efforts to maintain and grow the wild population of Grey Breasted Conures - Pyrrhura Grisiepectus.
This nest box is located in the Baturité Mountain, Ceará, Brazil and is only live in the breeding season.
The Aquasis organisation has successfully established several breeding pairs of these birds in protected areas in this part of north-eastern Brazil. Other species like snakes and bees also like to use these boxes, so they require regular monitoring to check their contents, and during the breeding season eggs and chicks are countered, and chicks are rung (banded) for identification. Many parts of this conservation area are remote and difficult to reach with four-wheeled vehicles, so The Parrot Society UK provided money from its Conservation Fund to purchase a motorbike that would make the rangers' work easier. This has proved very successful, and bears the Parrot Society logo -
Parrot Society sponsored motorbike with logo
In 2016, a group of PS members and officials travelled to Brazil to see this work at first hand, and were happy to present a cheque for £2,500 to further assist this valuable project -
We also had the opportunity to photograph these little birds living free in their natural habitat -