The Golden Parakeet is a bright yellow bird native to dry upland Amazonian rainforests in Brazil. These social birds eat a varied diet which includes fruit, flowers, and certain crops. In the wild, Golden Parrots breed cooperatively, with nests incorporating helper birds in assisting with chick-rearing. This type of breeding is unusual among parrots.
In aviculture, the Golden Parrot is known as the Golden Conure or the Queen of Bavaria Conure. This species has a conservation status of Vulnerable as of November 2014. It is facing threats including habitat loss and fragmentation. Capturing wild birds is now illegal, so threats from the pet trade are minimal today.