Sun Parakeet or Sun Conure

Aratinga solstitialis

The Sun Conure occurs in a relatively small region of north-eastern South America that includes the north Brazilian state of Roraima, southern Guyana, extreme southern Suriname, and southern French Guiana.

This conure is a social bird that typically occurs in groups of up to 30 individuals. It feeds on fruits, flowers, berries, nuts, and alike.

The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in June 2007.

Genus Aratinga
Subfamily Arinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth