Blue-throated Macaw

(Ara glaucogularis)


Facts

Blue-throated Macaw IUCN CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR)

 

Facts about this animal

The blue-throated Macaw is about 85 cm in length. The entire upperpart, including the forehead, forecrown and the throat are blue. The bare facial area is creamy white, extending in a narrow strip to the bottom of the beak and bordered on the throat by a broad bluish band which extends up to the yellow-orange ear-coverts. The under tail-coverts are turquoise-blue and the tail is yellow. It has dark grey legs and pale yellow iris with indistinct greyer ring near the pupil. The bill is grey-black. Immature birds are like adult but with brown iris.

Factsheet
Class AVES
Order PSITTACIFORMES
Suborder PSITTACI
Family PSITTACIDAE
Name (Scientific) Ara glaucogularis
Name (English) Blue-throated Macaw
Name (French) Ara à gorge bleue, Ara canindé
Name (German) Blaukehlara, Caninde-Ara
Name (Spanish) Guacamayo amarillo, Guacamayo barbazul
CITES Status Appendix I
CMS Status Not listed

 

 

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Eric Kilby

Distribution

 


Distribution
Range Bolivia
Habitat Gallery forests along rivers and around lakes
Wild population Approx. 200-300 (Red List IUCN 2011)
Zoo population 122 reported to ISIS (2008)

In the Zoo

Blue-throated Macaw

 

How this animal should be transported

For air transport, Container Note 11D of the IATA Live Animals Regulations should be followed.

 

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Derek Ramsey

Why do zoos keep this animal

The blue-throated macaw is critically endangered in the wild. With a view of building up a reserve population, an International Studbook has been established under the WAZA umbrella, and a coordinated conservation breeding programme is operated at the regional level by EAZA.