Spix's macaws were found in interior northwestern Brazil in small areas in southern Piaui, extreme southern Maranhao, northeastern Goias, and northwestern Bahia. However, they are now extinct in the wild and with the exception of a single male, exist only in captivity in: Walsrode Birdpark Germany - 4 birds, Loro Parque, Tenerife Spain - 2 birds, Naples Zoo Italy - 1 bird, Sao Paolo Zoo Brazil - 3 birds, Private keeper Philippines - 4 birds, Private keeper northern Switzerland - 18 birds, Private keeper Qatar - 4 birds, Private keepers Brazil - 20 birds, and other sites in the United States, Japan, Portugal, and Yugoslavia. Collar, et al. At one time it was theorized that Spix's macaws prefer areas with groves of buriti palms Mauritia flexuosa because their diet includes nuts produced by these palms.
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Auto-login for future visits. Colour Adult: Both adults soft blue macaws with darker blue back and wings; grayish head. Eye ring grey, eye yellow. Bill black. Colour Juvenile: As in adults but with white eye ring. Eye dark brown. Bill with black and horn colouration. Avibase Wikipedia Handbook of the Birds of the World. Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, Parrots of the World, Forshaw, Parrots in Aviculture, Low, Soaked or sprouted sunflower; walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, pine nuts; fresh corn, fruit and vegetables.
If in tropical regions, palm fruits. Complete kibble for macaws. Are voracious chewers that need a variety of bird-safe, unsprayed branches and limbs.
Require a lot of plantings in the aviary. Required gallery woodland with Tabebuia caraiba trees along seasonal creeks in the caatinga for nesting. Seeds of Cnidoscolus phyllacanthus and Jatropha pohlianna, seeds and fruit of Melanoxylon, fruit of Maytenus rigida and Ziziphus joazeiro and possibly nuts. Formerly used well-used flight paths to and from food sources; until s were strongly gregarious.
Were seen to be strongly loyal to roosting and breeding trees. Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds. Member Login. Join or Renew Today! Membership Benefits: PsittaScene Magazine -- our quarterly publication delivered directly to your home.
Research your favourite parrot with the Parrot Encyclopedia and Reference Library. Listen to exciting Podcast interviews with parrot specialists from around the world, many available for WPT members only. Photos View in Gallery. Did You Know? The the last known wild Spix's Macaw disappeared in Learn more. Academic Research Related publications: Cyanopsitta spixii.
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Auto-login for future visits. Colour Adult: Both adults soft blue macaws with darker blue back and wings; grayish head. Eye ring grey, eye yellow. Bill black. Colour Juvenile: As in adults but with white eye ring. Eye dark brown.
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