INDIGO MACAW, aka LEAR'S MACAW (Anodorhynchus leari)


Description: With indigo-blue plumage, a bright green head cap, yellow cheek patch and long tail, the indigo macaw is quite a spectacular bird. It lives in the forests and scrub of Brazil. It has an extremely small population in the wild and a very restricted range. Threats to this species include habitat loss and collection for the illegal pet trade.

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IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

USFWS Status: Endangered

Major Threats: Habitat loss and collection for the illegal pet trade

Habitat: Deep canyons and dry plateaus

Location: Northeast Brazil

Diet: Mainly licuri palm nuts; also other nuts, seeds, fruits and berries