Red-throated parakeet

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Red-throated parakeet
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At a nature reserve near Copan, Honduras
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittacara
P. rubritorquis
Binomial name
Psittacara rubritorquis
(Sclater, 1887)

The red-throated parakeet (Psittacara rubritorquis), also called red-throated conure, is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Some taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies of the green parakeet.

Head and neck


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Psittacara rubritorquis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.