Parrots (Psittacidae)

Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis) - HBW 4, p. 435

French: Conure à front rouge German: Elfenbeinsittich Spanish: Aratinga Frentinaranja
Other common names: Orange-fronted Conure

Taxonomy: Psittacus canicularis Linnaeus, 1758, north-western Costa Rica.
Forms a superspecies with A. aurea. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • clarae R. T. Moore, 1937 - W Mexico from Sinaloa to C Michoacán.
  • eburnirostrum (Lesson, 1842) - SW Mexico from E Michoacán to Oaxaca.
  • canicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Pacific coast and foothills from S Mexico (Chiapas) to W Costa Rica.