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Golden-capped Parakeet

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About the Golden-capped Parakeet

Also known as: Flame-capped Conure, Gold-capped Conure, Golden-capped Conure

The Golden-capped Parakeet is a species of parrot that lives in Brazil and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and plantations.

The Golden-capped Parakeet has a conservation status of Near Threatened. Habitat fragmentation and habitat loss due to deforestation are among the threats to the species.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 13 July 2008
Scientific Name Aratinga auricapillus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Aratinga
  • A. auricapillus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Near Threatened
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
13 to 14 inches
Range South America


From IUCN Red List:
The Golden-capped Parakeet is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species is thought to have a moderately small population which is suspected to be declining in some areas owing primarily to habitat loss. However, it seems to cope relatively well with the alteration of its habitat. It is consequently classified as Near Threatened.

International Names

  • Jandaia-de-testa-vermelha (Brazilian)
  • 金帽鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • Aratinga Zlatohlavý (Czech)
  • Gulisset Aratinga (Danish)
  • Goudkaparatinga (Dutch)
  • Kruunuaratti (Finnish)
  • Conure à tête d'or (French)
  • Goldkopfsittich (German)
  • Conuro Testadorata (Italian)
  • ゴシキメキシコインコ (Goshikimekishikoinko) (Japanese)
  • Gulisseparakitt (Norwegian)
  • Konura Zlotoczelna (Polish)
  • Златошапочная аратинга (Russian)
  • Aratinga Testadorada (Spanish)
  • Guldhätteparakit (Swedish)

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