English : Blue-throated macaw
French : Ara canindé
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a length of 85 cm for a weight of 800 g. Large black bill. Pinkish-white skin on face with blue feathers stripes on all cheeks. Most of plumage is bright turquoise blue, including lower cheeks. Yellow neck, breast, belly.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to Bolivia and occurs in the northern part of the country, in the Beni province. Lives in seasonally flooded savannas with scattered palm trees, up to 300 m.
IUCN RED LIST : CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species is in critical danger of extinction because of its very small numbers and small range. It’s still illegally trapped despite legal protection.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, EEP in Europe
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