The Sun Parakeet or Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America.
The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face.
It is commonly kept in aviculture.
The species is endangered, threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for the pet trade.
On average, Sun Parakeets weigh approximately 110g (4 oz) and are around 30cm (12 in) long.
They are sexually monomorphic.
Adults have a rich yellow crown, nape, mantle, lesser wing-coverts, tips of the greater wing-coverts, chest, and underwing-coverts.
The face and belly are orange with red around the ears.
The base of the greater wing-coverts, tertials, and base of the primaries are green, while the secondaries, tips of the primaries, and most of the primary coverts are dark blue.
The tail is olive-green with a blue tip.
From below, all the flight feathers are dark greyish.
The bill is black.