Parrots (Psittacidae)

White-eyed Parakeet (Aratinga leucophthalmus) - HBW 4, p. 430

French: Conure pavouane German: Pavuasittich Spanish: Aratinga Ojiblanca
Other common names: White-eyed Conure

Taxonomy: Psittacus leucophthalmus P. L. S. Müller, 1776, Guiana.
May form a superspecies with A. finschi, with which has been considered conspecific. Proposed race propinquus probably represents southern populations of a cline of increasing size. Nominate race intergrades throughout C Amazonia with race callogenys. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nicefori Meyer de Schauensee, 1946 - Meta, E Colombia.
  • callogenys (Salvadori, 1891) - SE Colombia, E Ecuador, NW Peru and extreme NW Brazil into C Amazonia.
  • leucophthalmus (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) - E Venezuela and the Guianas through virtually all Brazil to N & E Bolivia, Paraguay, N Argentina and N Uruguay.