Parrots (Psittacidae)

Hispaniolan Parakeet (Aratinga chloroptera) - HBW 4, p. 431

French: Conure maîtresse German: Haitisittich Spanish: Aratinga de la Española
Other common names: Hispaniolan Conure

Taxonomy: Psittacara chloroptera Souancé, 1856, Santo Domingo.
Extremely close in appearance and size to A. leucophthalmus, and arguably conspecific, although possibly better regarded as a member of an enlarged A. leucophthalmus superspecies; may form a superspecies with A. euops. Race maugei of Mona I (off Puerto Rico) extinct. One extant subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • chloroptera (Souancé, 1856) - Hispaniola.

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