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Aratinga auricapillus (Golden-capped Parakeet)

Synonyms: Aratinga auricapilla

Wikipedia Abstract

The golden-capped parakeet (Aratinga auricapillus) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is found in Brazil and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Aratinga auricapillus


EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.34817
EDGE Score: 1.90156


Adult Weight [1]  130 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  20 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  30 %
Maximum Longevity [1]  21 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Itatiaia National Park II 69730 Minas Gerais, Brazil  
Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve 72830565 Brazil  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Baixo-Sul Brazil A1, A2
Bandeira / Macarani Brazil A1, A2
Boa Nova / Serra da Ouricana Brazil A1, A2, A3
Caratinga Brazil A1
Estação Veracruz Brazil A1
Fazenda Santana Brazil A1, A2
Itanagra Brazil A1, A2, A3
Mata da Campina e Fragmentos Adjacentes Brazil A1
Matas de Conde e Baixios Brazil A1
Parque Estadual do Morro do Chapéu Brazil A1, A2
Parque Estadual do Rio Doce Brazil A1
Parque Estadual do Rio Preto Brazil A1
Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional de Monte Pascoal Brazil A1, A2
Parque Nacional do Caparaó Brazil A1, A2
Parque Nacional do Descobrimento Brazil A1
Reserva Biológica da Mata Escura Brazil A1
Santo Amaro / Cachoeira Brazil A1
Serra Bonita Brazil A1, A2
Serra da Canastra Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra do Teimoso Brazil A1
Una Brazil A1, A2, A3
Vale do Peruaçu Brazil A1, A2, A3
Vitória da Conquista Brazil A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No

Prey / Diet

Guazuma ulmifolia (West Indian elm)[3]
Psidium guajava (common guava)[3]
Pterogyne nitens (Tipa)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Alexandria Zoological Park
Ardastra Gardens & Conserv. Centre
Beale Park
Cape May County Park Zoo
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zooaurifrons
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Kyiv Zoological Parkaurifrons
Mulhouse Zooaurifrons
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoologicka zahrada Ostravaaurifrons
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish 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
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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