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Category:Aratinga - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Aratinga


Long-tailed smaller parrots with mostly green colors and distibuted in the Americas


Aratinga is a genus in the Family Psittacidae. Recent resarch has shown it to be polyphyletic and a number of species were moved in other genera (Eupsittula, Thectocercus and Psittacara). Nanday Parakeet on the other hand is now included in this genus.
Aratinga pintoi was changed to Aratinga maculata according to international nomenclature rules.

Genus Aratinga viewedit
A. weddellii Dusky-headed Parakeet
A. nenday Nanday Parakeet
A. solstitialis Sun Parakeet
A. maculata Sulphur-breasted Parakeet
A. jandaya Jandaya Parakeet
A. auricapillus Golden-capped Parakeet


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing Carolina Parakeet and the fact that Aratinga is polyphyletic

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Pages in category ‘Aratinga’

The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.