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 the IUCN Red List 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

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