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Animal Scene - 2021-09-01

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In 1758, the Sun Conure was one of the many species of birds described by renowned Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. In the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, Linnaeus called the Sun Conure “Psittacus solstitialis with solstitialis,” meaning “summer solstice” or “sunny” in Latin. Later on, the Sun Conure’s genus was moved to Aratinga, which is why their scientific name today is called Aratinga solstitialis.

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