Golden-capped Parakeet (Aratinga auricapilla) - HBW 4, p. 432
French: Conure à tête d'or
Spanish: Aratinga Testadorada
Other common names: Golden-capped Conure, Flame-capped Parakeet
Taxonomy: Psittacus auricapillus Kuhl, 1820, Bahia.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with A. solstitialis and A. jandaya, but perhaps better regarded as forming a superspecies with these forms. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- auricapilla (Kuhl, 1820) - N & C Bahia, CE Brazil.
- aurifrons Spix, 1824 - S Bahia S to Paraná, E Brazil.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
A bird on a tree trunk and flying away. Locality Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp aurifrons)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2004 10 years ago 17 sec 4.6
A small group on a big tree trunk. Locality Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp aurifrons)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2004 10 years ago 38 sec 4.5
Geraldo creatory in olegario maciel. Locality Minas Gerais State, Brazil
josé de alencar bonafé 15 February 1993 5 years ago 42 sec 3.7
A couple in a dead tree. Locality Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp aurifrons)
Fran Trabalon 5 November 2009 4 years ago 16 sec 3.4
Casal de aves se alimentando de sementes de Leucena (Leucaena spp). Locality Patrocínio, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Lúcio 21 August 2012 2 years ago 49 sec 3.3
Locality Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil (ssp aurifrons)
Marcos Cesar 15 July 2013 30 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp aurifrons)
Deusdete Braga de Pinho 15 June 2011 48 weeks ago 4
Portrait of a bird
Locality Neuwied Zoo, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (ssp auricapilla)
Johannes Pfleiderer 4 June 2011 3 years ago 4
Locality Camaçari, Bahia State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 11 November 2008 6 years ago 3.7
bird flying from perch
Locality Camaçari, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp auricapilla)
Arthur Grosset 6 November 2008 5 years ago 2.7