Statius Müller, 1776,
Monte Alegre, Pará, Brazil.
See under A. solstitialis. Described in 2005 under name of Aratinga pintoi#R, but it was later shown that the present name, long considered invalid, in fact applies to this form, and therefore takes priority#R; holotype of A. pintoi has now been designated as neotype of Psittacus maculatus, thus formally stabilizing synonymy. Species was long misidentified as juvenile of A. solstitialis or a hybrid between latter and A. jandaya; now generally recognized as a separate taxon, differing on account of greatly reduced reddish-orange on face (where it forms an irregular mask), breast and belly (3); pale yellow vs golden-yellow body plumage (2); yellow-suffused green vs bright yellow lesser and median upperwing-coverts (2); greener, less yellow undertail-coverts (ns); differently plumaged juveniles (ns); slightly shorter wing (from published data on males#R effect size −0.95, score 1). Monotypic.
N Brazil from R Maicuru E to R Paru (on N bank of lower R Amazon in Pará); also Sipaliwini Savanna, in S Suriname.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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