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This is a very pretty bird. Even though it is a common bird it is very interesting!!:)
Distribution and Habitat:Venezuela south to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. It extends slightly into Central America, where it is restricted to Panama. The species range formerly included Trinidad, but it was extinct there by 1970 as a result of anthropomorphic activities. Between 1999 and 2003, wild caught Blue-and-Gold macaws were translocated from Guyana to Trinidad, in an attempt to reestablish it in a protected area around Nariva swamp.Conservation status:It is on the verge of being extirpated from Paraguay, but still remains widespread and fairly common in a large part of mainland South America. It is therefore listed as Least Concern by BirdLife International. It is listed on CITES Appendix II, trade restricted.
Description:These birds can reach 76 to 86 cm (30 to 34 in) long and weigh 900 to 1500 grams (1.9 to 3.3 lbs), making it one of the larger members of its family. They are vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark blue chin, golden under parts, and a green forehead. Beaks are black. The naked face is white, turning pink in excited birds, and lined with small black feathers.There is little variation in plumage across the range. Some birds have a more orangey or "butterscotch" underside colour, particularly on the breast. This was often seen in Trinidad birds and others of the Caribbean area. The Blue-and-yellow Macaw uses its powerful beak for breaking nutshells, and also for climbing up and hanging from trees.
I made an ID because the scientific name was not showing.
Cool pic kailey
Thanks so much
Blue and Gold Macaw
I totally forgot what this is called
Spotted on Oct 3, 2012 Submitted on Dec 31, 2012
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