Blue-throated Macaw

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Blue-throated Macaw

Ara glacuogularis
The blue-throated macaw requires palm tree cavities in which to nest. Older palm trees with cavities are cut down for fuel or to provide land for farming and with them go the available nest sites. A lowered reproductive rate only makes the situation worse for the macaw which is already one of the world’s rarest birds due to the illegal wild bird trade.
Fact file:

Wingspan: 3 – 3.3 ft

Body length: 2.4 – 2.8 ft

Weight: 1.6 lbs

Lifespan: More than 30 yrs in captivity

Habitat: Forest and savanna

Diet: Seeds, fruit, and nuts

Current Range: Northern Bolivia