BLUE-THROATED MACAW (Ara glaucogularis)


BLUE-THROATED MACAW (Ara glaucogularis)
BLUE-THROATED MACAW (Ara glaucogularis)
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Description: The blue-throated macaw is a large blue parrot with a yellow underbelly and powerful hooked beak. It is only known from the swampy regions of the central forests of Bolivia where it typically occurs in bonded pairs. With population estimates at fewer than 100 individuals, this bird is extremely rare. The primary threat to the blue-throated macaw comes from their collection for the exotic pets trade.

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IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Major Threat: Capture for the exotic pet trade

Habitat: Tropical savannas and woodlands

Location: Central Bolivia

Diet: Seeds, fruits, nuts and berries

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