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Yellow-collared Macaw  

Also Known As: Golden-collared Macaw, Yellow-naped Macaw, Golden-naped Macaw, Cassin's Macaw
 
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Pair of Wild Yellow-collared Macaws in flight, Brazil

Credit: © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi | http://www.justbirds.org/home.htm

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The Yellow-collared Macaw, unlike other parrot species, seems to tolerate extensive habitat change and remains common in some areas with far-reaching agricultural development.

Species Profile
Genus:
Primolius

Species:
auricollis

Size: Adult Weight:
38cm (14.8 in) 250g (8.75 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults mostly green plumage; brown/black forehead, crown and lower cheeks; yellow collar around hindneck; tail blue with brown/red towards base. Bill grey/black with horn coloured tip; white/cream bare face. Eye orange.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults but with grey/white bill and grey eyes.

Call: Calls in flight loud and gull-like. Also emits notes resembling those of Aratinga sp. conures.

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Content Sources:

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1558&m=0

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

ML Media Collection Catalogue 132563, Yellow-collared Macaw Primolius auricollis, Hosner, Peter, Jujuy, Argentina, Oct. 21 2006, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1988.

Avian Pediatric Seminar Proceedings, various authors, 1988.