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Arara-azul-grande (Hyacinth Macaw)

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus


It measures about 98 cm long and weighs 1.5 kg. Distinctive coloring, particularly intense blue with different shades. Nozzle base and naked eye ring and yellow, inner parts of the black wings and tail. It is considered the most important member of the family of this type of bird throughout the world.


It is found in Brazil, in the states of Mato Grosso (Pantanal), Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás (Tocantins), Minas Gerais (average San Francisco), Bahia (upper Rio Preto), southern Piauí (current) and Maranhão , Pará (Trans and east of the state) and Amapá (near the Amazon River). In the Pantanal region where these pictures were taken, they are found in open areas in forests that have palm trees, as their nests are located on the edge or inside ridges and geldings as well as open areas for pasture. In the State of Pará region uses rainforests, preferring local rich wetlands in palm trees. In drier areas it is common to find them in areas of plateaus and valleys of the rocky cliffs, this region makes nests in hollow palm trees, emergent trees or in rocky cliffs failures.

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LuisStevens 6 years ago


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Barão de Melgaço, MT, Brazil

Spotted on Sep 17, 2015
Submitted on Sep 17, 2015

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