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Aratinga solstitialis (Sun Parakeet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The sun parakeet or sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face. Sun conures are very social birds, typically living in flocks. They form monogamous pairs for reproduction and nest in palm cavities in the tropics. Sun conures mainly feeds on fruits, flowers, berries, blossoms, seeds, nuts and insects. Conures are commonly bred and kept in aviculture and may live up to 30 years. This species is currently threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for plumage or the pet trade. Sun conures are now listed as endangered by the IUCN.
View Wikipedia Record: Aratinga solstitialis

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Aratinga solstitialis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.23359
EDGE Score: 3.25303


Diet [1]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  60 %
Forages - Understory [1]  20 %
Clutch Size [2]  4


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Guianan moist forests Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan savanna Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Monte Alegre varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cordillera Azul National Park 3367365 Huanuco, Peru  
Maracá Ecological Reserve Ia 257554 Roraima, Brazil  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Savanas do Rio Cotingo Brazil A1, A2
Sipaliwini Nature Reserve Suriname A1, A3


Parasitized by 
Aprocta pyrrhurae <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Adelaide Zoo
Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park
Alexandria Zoological Park
Ardastra Gardens & Conserv. Centre
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Auckland Zoological Park
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Bird Park Marlow
Bramble Park Zoo
Brooklands Zoo
Caldwell Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Dickerson Park Zoo
Dunedin Botanic Gardens Aviary
Emerald Safari Resort
Exmoor Zoological Park
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
GaiaPark, Kerkrade Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Greenville Zoo
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Hamilton Zoo
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Honolulu Zoo
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Louisville Zoological Garden
Marineland Mallorca
Marwell Wildlife
Melbourne Zoo
Mitchell Park Zoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
National Zoo & Aquarium
Niabi Zoo
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Ocean Park Corporation
Odense Zoologiske Have
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna AB
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Perth Zoological Gardens
Queens Zoo
Salisbury Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Scovill Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Silver Springs Park
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Songkhla Zoo
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Staten Island Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Terra Natura S.A.
Texas Zoo
The Parrot Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Tilgate Nature Centre
Tracy Aviary
Umgeni River Bird Park
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Wellington Zoo Trust
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken
Zoomarine Italia S.p.A.

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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