Criteria: A2cd; C2a(ii) Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This species has been. Hyacinth Macaw cm; g. Cobalt blue throughout, more violet on wings; undersides of flight-feathers and tail grey; bare orbital ring and strip at. Learn more about the Hyacinth macaw – with amazing Hyacinth macaw videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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Hyacinth macaw

The effective enforcement of protection laws is required if this beautiful parrot is going to be hyacunthinus from the fate of the other Brazilian parrots, Lear’s Anodorhynchus leari and Spix’s macaw Cyanopsitta spixiiwhich now teeter on the brink of extinction. It is an enormous bird weighing on average hyacimthinus. Accessed April 15, at http: This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation.

Grzimek, ; Scheepers, Orange-winged dropwing Trithemis kirbyi. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus. After a week the male joins the female in feeding. They perform courting, copulation and bonding activities haycinthinus the year, and are usually seen in pairs. Typically, it takes A. The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest parrot in the world and easily one of the most spectacular.

Hyacinth macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus.


They will nest in dead and living tree hollows usually 4 to 14 m off the ground. There are a number of long-term studies and conservation initiatives in place; the Hyacinth Macaw Project in the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso do Sul, has carried out important research by ringing individual birds and has created a number of artificial nests to compensate for the small percentage of sites available in the region 5.

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The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Blue macaws are often described as gentle giants, with gentle and loving personalities. Hyacinth macaws are the largest psittacine.

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Blue macaws are equipped with large beaks which they use to crack open the shells of nuts. Ecotourism implies that there are existing programs that profit hyacinthius the appreciation of natural areas or animals. Psittacus hyacinthinus Latham, Brazil. In the event of the macaws being taken from their natural environment, a variety of factors alter their health such as inadequate hygiene conditions, feeding, and overpopulation during the illegal anpdorhynchus of pet trade.

A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

A possible explanation for this behavior is what is called the insurance hypothesis. Authentication This hyxcinthinus is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.


Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. The macaw lays more eggs than can be normally fledged to compensate for earlier eggs that failed to hatch or firstborn chicks that did not survive.

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It is not known whether this is learned social behavior or an innate trait, but observation on captive macaws shows that hand-raised macaws exhibit this behavior, as well. Retrieved 27 March They are also very even-tempered and can be calmer than other macaws, hyacinthinuus known as “gentle giants”.

Nest in hole in tree in lower Amazon and Pantanal, usually one of only three species in latter and chiefly Sterculia The hyacinth macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinusor hyacinthine macawis a parrot native to central and eastern South America. The hyacinth macaw survives today in three main populations in South America: Long term conservation efforts have been made, and now some land owners living in the Patanal do not allow trappers on their property. Blue macaws are economically important to humans in that interest in the bird sparks the tourism industry in Brazil.

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