What is the difference between a parrot and a conure? Despite being large for parakeets, conures are lightly built with long tails and small (but strong) beaks. Conure beaks always have a small cere and are usually horn-colored (gray) or black. Most conure species live in flocks of 20 or more birds. Scientists tend to refer to these birds as “parrots” or “parakeets”.
Is a conure a parrot? Conures are small to medium-sized members of the parrot family from South America. They are highly intelligent and good-natured birds. Depending on the species, some can learn to talk, some are considered quiet and others have quite a loud screech. Conures are very colorful and playful.