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Alternative Name(s): Black-hooded Parakeet; Nanday Conure

Photo © by nick scarle
Pantanal, Brazil, October 2014
Aratinga nenday

Nandayus nenday


L. 32-37 cm (12½-14½ in)

  • Green
  • Black facial mask and beak
  • Black flight feathers
  • Long tail with blue end


Photo © by Dave 2x
Florida, April 2011

Central South America: found in south-central Brazil, Paraguay, east Bolivia and northern Argentina.

This bird can also be found as an established escaped bird in Florida, USA - particularly in the greater Tampa area from north of Clearwater to at least Sarasota. There is also a separate population in California.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Nandayus.


Semi-open habitats, e.g. open woodland and savanna. Lowlands.


Outside the breeding season, they form large communal roosts.


Consists mainly of seeds, fruit, palm nuts, berries, flowers and buds. They often feed on the ground.


They nest in holes in trees and fence posts. The clutch consists of 3-4 eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Collar, N., Bonan, A. & Boesman, P. (2020). Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54653 on 4 January 2020).
  3. Parrot Recipes

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