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Blue-throated Macaw  

Also Known As: Wagler's Macaw, Caninde Macaw
 
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Blue-throated Macaw closeup

Credit: © Steve Milpacher


 
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Did You Know?
The Blue-throated Macaw regularly comes to Tabebuia trees for bill cleaning, made evident by telltale wearing of the tips of branches on this tree.

Species Profile
Genus:
Ara

Species:
glaucogularis

Size: Adult Weight:
85 cm (33.1 in) 750g (26.2 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults turquoise-blue above, mostly yellow underneath with wide blue throat-patch and narrow yellow stripe on side of neck; tail blue; bare cere and face white with wide green/blue feathered stripes. Bill grey/black. Eye yellow.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults, but with darker throat band; shorter tail. Eye grey.

Call: Alarm call loud and raucous, but higher pitched than blue-and-gold macaw.

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Content Sources:

Animal Worldhttp://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/macaws/bluethroated.php

Animal World http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/macaws/MacawProfile.htm#Activities

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1548&m=0

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

ML Media Collection Catalogue 132527, Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis, Hosner, Peter, El Beni, Bolivia, Jan. 16 2007, 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, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Avicuture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.