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The Ararajuba is a family Psittacidae Psittaciformes. Also known as Guaruba, Guarajuba and Tanajuba. Guaruba derived from the Tupi: maned = bird, Yuba = yellow. At the end of the sixteenth century was mentioned by Ferdinand Cardin, Bahia, as a commercially valuable bird, equivalent to the price of two slaves.
Found exclusively in Brazil, east of Maranhão southeast of Amazonas, and especially in Pará, where the Amazon River to the south and east of the Rio Madeira. There are occasional records in the 1990s in northeastern Rondônia and extreme northern Mato Grosso (no more recent records). Occurs at the interface of the trough lowlands of the Amazon River and the edge of the Central Highlands (Brazilian Shield).