Leptosittaca

The monotypic Leptosittaca genus include a single Neotropical parrot species: Golden-plumed Parakeet

The Golden-plumed Parakeet is predominantly green with an orange frontal band over the beak and a yellow streak below the eye. It is about 35 cm long.

Its habitat includes regions in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.

According to [IUCN] they are Vulnerable due to forest clearance, fragmentation and degradation.

In aviculture they are also known as Conures - a term that includes several genera.

 

Leptosittaca branickii
Golden-plumed Parakeet

 

Species & Subspecies

  • Leptosittaca branickii (von Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894) - Golden-plumed Parakeet