Caatinga parakeet

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Caatinga parakeet
Aratinga cactorum -Brazil-8-2c.jpg
In Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Eupsittula
Species: E. cactorum
Binomial name
Eupsittula cactorum
(Kuhl, 1820)

The Caatinga parakeet (Eupsittula cactorum) or cactus parakeet is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is endemic to the Caatinga region in north-eastern Brazil.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aratinga cactorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

External links

  • World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia - Species Profiles
  • Cactus parakeet: Photos, sounds from The Birds of the Interior of Ceará, Brazil

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