In spite of their colourful plumage, these birds blend in well with tree leaves. Therefore, their voice is important for communicating with other birds in the group, so the birds are very noisy and make high-pitched calls in flight.
Sun parakeets live in pairs or groups of up to 20 individuals. The usual size is 5 birds per group, and bigger groups only occur when there is an abundance of fruit.
Habitat: Savannah woodlands of northern South America.
Food: Fruit, flowers, berries and nuts.
Incubation period: 23–27 days
Number of broods a year: 2 or more
Number of eggs per clutch: 3–4
Weight: 120–130 g