Parrots (Psittacidae)

Olive-throated Parakeet (Aratinga nana) - HBW 4, p. 432

French: Conure aztèque German: Aztekensittich Spanish: Aratinga Pechisucia
Other common names: Olive-throated Conure; Jamaican Parakeet/Conure (nana); Aztec Parakeet/Conure (astec)

Taxonomy: Psittacara nana Vigors, 1830, Jamaica.
Curiously disjunct distribution largely accounts for frequent treatment of race astec as distinct species, incorporating race vicinalis. Three subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • vicinalis (Bangs & Penard, 1919) - NE Mexico.
  • astec (Souancé, 1857) - Caribbean slope from SE Mexico to W Panama.
  • nana (Vigors, 1830) - Jamaica.