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Ararajuba

Guaruba guarouba

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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).

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11 Comments

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 8 years ago

Great Shot Angelo !

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Linda captura, Angelo!

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

That's sweet!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Wow beautiful parrots! I've added two reference links to your spotting (EOL and Wikipedia) so if someone want to get more information about them they can check it!
I recommend you to add in the Notes field you saw them in the zoo, that way people won't get confused about their real range.

There is also this mission you can add your spotting to:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7973...

And bem-vindo à Project Noah, we look forward to see more of your spottings!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

So Lovely,

angelog.ambiental
angelog.ambiental 9 years ago

Thank you. These birds are not native to the region where I live. These photos were taken during a visit to the local zoo.

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 9 years ago

Neat looking! Amazing color on them!

On a side note, was this shot at a zoo/aviary?

Beelover
Beelover 9 years ago

Awwwwww... Cute Picture! Great Photography!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Adorable )

angelog.ambiental
angelog.ambiental 9 years ago

Thanks!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

What beautiful birds!
Welcome to Project Noah angelog.ambiental!

angelog.ambiental
Spotted by
angelog.ambiental

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 25, 2012
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

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