Golden-winged Parakeet
Brotogeris chrysoptera

Catita Alidorada


Golden-winged Parakeet


18 cm.. height.

The Golden-winged Parakeet ((Brotogeris chrysoptera)) has a tail short and finished in tip, bill Of course, body almost all green.

Its main feature is having in the wing a patch orange or gold and the end blue (more visible on the fly). Crown bluish, forecrown and throat orange.

The eye ring is whitish and without feathers; the irises is of color Brown dark and the legs flesh-colored.

The immature is distinguished by not having the Golden wing patch.

Subspecies description
  • Brotogeris chrysoptera chrysoptera

    (Linnaeus, 1766) – The nominal.

  • Brotogeris chrysoptera chrysosema

    (Sclater,PL) – Golden parakeets. Its plumage is generally more yellow. L0s adults have yellow-orange the forecrown and the regions between them eyes and the peak, on the sides of the head. There is a patch in the chin orange. The primary coverts are yellow. Are larger the species nominal.

  • Brotogeris chrysoptera solimoensis

    (Gyldenstolpe, 1941) – Codajás Golden parakeets. Similar to subspecies nominal, but the frontal band is more pale and of color brown reddish. The patch of the chin is a yellow-brown color.

  • Brotogeris chrysoptera tenuifrons

    (Friedmann, 1945) – Parakeets Rio Negro. Similar in appearance to the subspecies Brotogeris chrysoptera tuipara, with the exception of the frontal band orange, that is minimal or absent.

  • Brotogeris chrysoptera tuipara

    (Gmelin, 1788) – Parakeets Tuipara. It also seems to refer to the species, with the exception of its plumage that is usually more yellow. Adults have a frontal band fine of color orange and a patch Orange in the chin. The lateral feathers with edges yellow. They are also larger that the subspecies nominal.


It inhabits in forest moist and savanna, most common to the 300 meters although it has reported to them 1200 m. ANDA in groups small of 8 - 16 individuals not reproductive time, It is common to observe more than 100 consuming fruits in the canopy. Noisy when flying and silent when they feed on.


Nest on trees, in hollows and termite mounds. Breeding season in November, February and April.


With feeds of the nectar of the flowers, fruit, figs, berries and seeds.


Size of the distribution (reproduction / resident): 3.110.000 km2

Its population is distributed between the East of Venezuela, Guyanas, Center and East of the Brazilian Amazon.

Distribution of subspecies


• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

Justification of the population

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, but this species is described as “common” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend

It is suspected that this species has lost 20,7-24,8% of habitat suitable within their distribution during three generations (15 years), on the basis of a model of Amazon deforestation (Soares-Filho et to the., 2006, Bird et to the., 2011). Therefore, It is suspected that will decrease in <25% durante tres generaciones.

"Golden-winged Parakeet" in captivity:

Rare in captivity. They are birds a bit nerve until you are acclimatized to its owner. They can be housed in an Aviary with other parrots.

Alternative names:

Golden-winged Parakeet, Golden winged Parakeet, Golden-winget parakeet, Tuipara Parakeet (English).
Toui para (French).
Braunkinnsittich (German).
periquitinho, Periquito-de-asa-dourada, periquito-de-asas-douradas, tuipara-de-asa-dourada, tuipara-de-asa-laranjaperiquitinho, xperiquito-de-asas-douradas, tuipara-de-asa-dourada, tuipara-de-asa-laranja (Portuguese).
Catita Alidorada, Periquito de Alas Amarillas (Spanish).
Periquito Ala Dorada (Venezuela).

Carl Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Brotogeris
Scientific name: Brotogeris chrysoptera
Citation: (Linnaeus, 1766)
Protonimo: Psittacus chrysopterus


Golden-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris chrysoptera)


– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
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(1) – animalphotos
(2) – Modern accepted name (2012) is Brotogeris chrysoptera By William Swainson, F.R.S., F.L.S. (Zoological Illustrations, Volume I.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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