Golden-capped parakeet

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Golden-capped parakeet
Aratinga auricapilla (Wroclaw zoo)-1.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Aratinga
Species: A. auricapillus
Binomial name
Aratinga auricapillus
(Kuhl, 1820)

Aratinga auricapilla (Kuhl, 1820)

The golden-capped parakeet (Aratinga auricapillus) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae found in Brazil and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.


It is 30 cm (12 in) long and mostly green with a black beak, white eyerings, orange-red belly, and red face fading to yellow over the crown.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aratinga auricapillus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Golden-capped Parakeet - BirdLife Species Factsheet". BirdLife International (2008). Retrieved 3 January 2009. 

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