Parrots (Psittacidae)

Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) - HBW 4, p. 429

French: Conure verte German: Grünsittich Spanish: Aratinga Verde
Other common names: Green Conure; Pacific Parakeet (strenua)

Taxonomy: Conurus holochlorus P. L. Sclater, 1859, Jalapa, Vera Cruz.
Often considered conspecific with A. brevipes and A. rubritorquis. Race strenua often regarded as a separate species (see page 285). Three subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • brewsteri Nelson, 1928 - NW Mexico.
  • holochlora (P. L. Sclater, 1859) - NE to S Mexico.
  • strenua (Ridgway, 1915) - S Mexico to N Nicaragua.