Olive-throated Parakeet

Olive-throated Parakeet
Olive-throated Parakeet
A. n. nana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Aratinga
Species: A. nana
Binomial name
Aratinga nana
(Vigors, 1830)

The Olive-throated Parakeet (Aratinga nana), also known as the Olive-throated Conure in aviculture, is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in forest and woodland in two widely disjunct population, with the nominate subspecies restricted to Jamaica and the astec group (including subspecies vicinalis) occurring from north-eastern Mexico, through the Yucatan Peninsula and along the Caribbean slope of Central America as far south as north-western Panama. The two are very similar and most authorities consider them to be part of a single species, but some have recommended splitting them, in which case the former becomes the Jamaican Parakeet (A. nana) and the latter the Aztec Parakeet (A. astec).

A. n. astec in Guatemala


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Aratinga nana. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 17 November 2008. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is near threatened.