Sulphur-breasted Parakeet (Aratinga pintoi)

Sulphur-breasted Parakeet

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Aratinga pintoi | [authority] Statius Muller, 1776 | [UK] Sulphur-breasted Parakeet | [FR] Conure de Pinto | [DE] Sonnensittich | [ES] Conure Pinto | [NL] Zwavelborstparkiet | [copyright picture]


Genus Species subspecies Region Range
Aratinga pintoi SA Para, Brazil


The parrot genus Aratinga comprises 24 species. Aratinga is a genus of American parakeets. They belong to the long-tailed group. Most are predominantly green, although a few are predominantly yellow or orange. They are social and commonly seen in groups in the wild. In Brazil the popular name of several species usually is Jandaia, sometimes written as Jandaya in the scientific form.
The genus Aratinga includes species with habitat from South America to Mexico. Birds in the Aratinga genus have a “swift, direct flight” that differs from other similar birds according to “Parrots of the World.” Other characteristics include the males and females looking alike, a fully feathered face and a rather long tail that starts wide at the base and becomes slender at the tip.

Physical charateristics

The adult of this species is in some respects intermediate between adult and juvenile Sun Parakeet. It has pale yellow with some green on crown, nape, slightly more green on mantle but with some yellow, orange in head and underside more restricted and not as strong in color, and never orange on breast and throat. In the hand or very close, dark shaft streaks should be visible on the underside. The two forms do not seem to overlap in range

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South America : Para, Brazil. Endemic to Brazil where found on the north bank of the lower Amazon River in the state Para


Sulphur-breasted Parakeet is a fairly common bird of open areas on the northern bank of the lower Amazon river in the state of Para


It nests in palm cavities or hollows in trees.

Feeding habits

Includes fruits, flowers, berries, seeds and nuts


Not yet evaluated
Sulphur-breasted Parakeet status Data Deficient



Distribution map

Sulphur-breasted Parakeet distribution range map

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