Pacific Parakeets

The Pacific Parakeet or Nicaraguan Green Conure (Aratinga holochlora strenua) is a subspecies of the Green Parakeet. It was long considered a distinctspecies.

This bird is endemic to a small area in western Nicaragua, the El Chocoyero - El Brujo Protected Area. Nesting sites lie within this protected area, but the birds still face threats from the outside world when they leave the reserve to feed. Nonetheless, its population is considered not immediately threatened (especially compared to some of its relatives such as the Socorro Parakeet), and when it was still considered a good species, it was listed as Most Concern by theIUCN.