English : Red-fronted macaw
French : Ara de Lafresnaye
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Medium-sized macaw with all black bill, reaching up to 60 cm in length for a weight of 650 g. Flight feathers and tip of tail blue. Plumage mostly bright green with an olive tinge. Bright red forehead and crown, cheek patch and bend of wing.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to central Bolivia, in the provinces of Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Potosi). Lives in cactus woodlands, arid mountain scrub in montane valleys, to 2700 m.
IUCN RED LIST : CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species is in grave danger of extinction as its habitat is being wiped out all around. The species has also been intensely trapped for the pet trade.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, EEP in Europe
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