Peach-fronted parakeet

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Peach-fronted parakeet
Aratinga aurea -Brazil-8-4c.jpg
On a termite mound in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Eupsittula
Species: E. aurea
Binomial name
Eupsittula aurea
(Gmelin, 1788)

The peach-fronted parakeet (Eupsittula aurea), more commonly known as the peach-fronted conure in aviculture, is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is widespread and often common in semi-open and open habitats in eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, far northern Argentina and southern Suriname (Sipaliwini savanna). Both its common and scientific name is a reference to the orange-yellow forehead, although this is reduced in juveniles.

Description

The peach-fronted parakeet has a peach cap, yellow round the eye and green plumage. Peach Front Conures are sexually monomorphic. Juvenile Peach Front Conures resemble adults, with a much smaller peach crown, with no yellow eye ring.

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References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aratinga aurea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  • Juniper, T., & M. Parr (1998). A Guide to the Parrots of the World. Pica Press, East Sussex. ISBN 1-873403-40-2

External links

  • "Peach-fronted Parakeet - BirdLife Species Factsheet". BirdLife International (2008). Retrieved 3 January 2009. 


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