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 9 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 9 years ago 38 sec 4.5
Geraldo creatory in olegario maciel. Locality Minas Gerais State, Brazil
josé de alencar bonafé 15 February 1993 4 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 5 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp aurifrons)
Deusdete Braga de Pinho 15 June 2011 23 weeks ago 4
Portrait of a bird
Locality Neuwied Zoo, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (ssp auricapilla)
Johannes Pfleiderer 4 June 2011 2 years ago 4
Locality Camaçari, Bahia State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 11 November 2008 5 years ago 3.7
bird flying from perch
Locality Camaçari, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp auricapilla)
Arthur Grosset 6 November 2008 4 years ago 2.7