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Cuban Macaw

 (Ara tricolor)
 
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Portrait of Cuban Macaws
© Nils Navarro

Did You Know?

There are nineteen specimens of the Cuba Macaw in 15 museums in Cuba, Europe and the US.

Academic Research

Related publications: Ara tricolor

Species Profile

Genus: Ara | Species: tricolor

Size:

50 cm

Weight:

Not recorded.

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Red and orange wash on face, crown and throat, deep yellow on neck.  Crimson wing-coverts, blue primary wing feathers.  White face, large black bill.  Legs and feet slate grey.  Upper tail and vent scarlet, mid-tail to tip blue.

Colour Juvenile:

Undescribed.

Call:

Was described as similar to macaws in C America.

More Information:

Arkive
Avibase
Zoological Museum Amsterdam Bird Collection

Content Sources:

Naturalis
BirdLife International
Vanished and Vanishing Parrots, Forshaw, 2017.

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Portrait of Cuban Macaws
© Nils Navarro

Did You Know?

There are nineteen specimens of the Cuba Macaw in 15 museums in Cuba, Europe and the US.

Academic Research

Related publications: Ara tricolor

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not available

Longevity:

Not available

Housing:

Not available

Diet:

Not available

Enrichment:

Not available

Nest Box Size:

Not available

Clutch Size:

Not available

Incubation Time:

Not available

Fledging Age:

Not available

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

Click photo to visit gallery

Portrait of Cuban Macaws
© Nils Navarro

Did You Know?

There are nineteen specimens of the Cuba Macaw in 15 museums in Cuba, Europe and the US.

Academic Research

Related publications: Ara tricolor

Species Wild Status

World Population:

None

IUCN Red List Status:

Extinct

CITES Listing:

Not available

Threat Summary:

Were trapped for wild bird trade and hunted for food.

Range:

Formerly Cuba, probably included Isla de Pinos and possibly Hispaniola.

Habitat:

Were reported from lowland savanna, including coastal regions, and interior forests at low elevations. They frequented open areas with scattered trees, particularly with palms.

Wild Diet:

Recorded food items include fruits, seeds of introduced Chinaberry trees Melia azedarach, and shoots and buds. May also have fed on palm nuts.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Birds are said to have occurred in pairs and family groups. The ease with which they were captured or shot suggest that they were confiding, like other Caribbean macaws.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Nests were apparently in palm tree cavities.

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Research: A fossil cranium of the Cuban Macaw from Villa Clara province, Cuba
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

Click photo to visit gallery

Portrait of Cuban Macaws
© Nils Navarro

Did You Know?

There are nineteen specimens of the Cuba Macaw in 15 museums in Cuba, Europe and the US.

Academic Research

Related publications: Ara tricolor

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