The monotypic Guaruba genus include a single species: Golden Parakeet. It is endemic to Brazil.

It is a medium sized parrot with an overall golden-yellow plumage and green flight feathers.

It was previously listed by [IUCN] as Endangered but was downgraded to Vulnerable in 2013 as the  population seems to be larger than previously estimated.

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


Guaruba guarouba
Golden Parakeet


Species & Subspecies

  • Guaruba guarouba (Gmelin, JF, 1788) - Golden Parakeet