J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
Treatment as conspecific with A. oratrix and A. auropalliata has been common in recent decades (e.g. in HBW), but becoming increasingly unpopular with (among others) trade-control agencies; separation into three species plausible, but oratrix and auropalliata have problems of diagnosis at the junction of their Caribbean ranges, while the morphological conformity of present species is undermined by extreme E race xantholaema, which has yellow distributed on head in pattern resembling A. oratrix belizensis. Present species otherwise diagnosed by yellow forehead to mid-crown, bicoloured grey/pinkish bill, whitish eyering and moderately strong red shoulder patch; scores for differences from oratrix and auropalliata are given under those species (subspecies xantholaema, being geographically most distant taxon from subspecies grouped under A. oratrix, has to be set aside in these scores; needs study). Four subspecies currently recognized.
Introduced (nominate race) to Puerto Rico#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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