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Blue-throated Macaw

Blue-throated Macaw

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Scientific Name:

Ara glaucogularis


N Bolivia


Palm fruits, nuts and seeds


Habitat: Seasonally inundated savanna with palm groves

Incubation: 26-28 days / 2-5 eggs

Social structure: Pairs or small flocks of 7-9 birds

Weight: 600–800g

Dimensions: 85cm, wingspan ~90cm

Lifespan: 30-35

Estimated population in the wild: 250-300 

Threats: Severely threatened in the past by legal and illegal exploitation for the national and international pet trade, illegal poaching still occurs. Reduction of available suitable nesting trees due to cattle farming and nest competition from other macaws or other bird species.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Did you know that:

  1. It is the most rare species of macaw in the world.
  2. Their feathers have been used for decoration of ornamental costume for indigenous groups.
  3. Like all macaws, they are playful and inquisitive and are able to mimic human vocalizations very well.

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