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Blue-headed Macaw  

Also Known As: Coulon's Macaw
 
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Blue-headed Macaws in tree

Credit: © James D. Gilardi


 
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The Blue-headed Macaw is not usually found in flocks, like other parrots; in pairs or family trios.

Species Profile
Genus:
Primolius

Species:
couloni

Size: Adult Weight:
40-41cm (15.6-16 in) Not available

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults medium-sized, mostly green, blue head, face bare, blue/grey and dark with fine lines of feathers; tail brown/red with green part way to tip. Bill grey/black. Eye yellow.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adult but with shorter tail, horn coloured bill. Eye grey.

Call: Quiet, purring call while in flight; soft nasal slightly rasping notes; shrieks and squawks less raucous than Blue-winged Macaw.

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Content Sources:

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E218.htm&Pic=218_1.JPG

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1556&m=0

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

ML Media Collection Catalogue 17855, Blue-headed Macaw Primolius couloni, Parker, Theodore A., III, Huanuco, Peru, Jul. 16 1978, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.