Parrots (Psittacidae)

Golden-capped Parakeet (Aratinga auricapilla) - HBW 4, p. 432

French: Conure à tête d'or German: Goldkopfsittich 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.