Hyacinth Macaw

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Hyacinth Macaw

2.The Hyacinth Macaw is right now an endangered species.

8.Hyacinth Macaws eat fruits, nuts and seeds, flowers, leaves and stems of plants.They also eat land insects and snails for proteins.

7.A Hyacinth Macaw can live up to 75 years in the wild. If they are used as pets they can live up to 25 years or a little more, it depands on how they are taken care of.

13.There are no songs or stories about Hyacinth Macaw.

10.Hyacinth Macaws is threatened by humans who will cut down their trees in the rainforest.They can also be taken away from their homes and be put in the Zoo or be used as pets.

5.Hyacinth Macaws are the largest of the parrot species and one of the most easiest to reconize. They can grow up to 40 inches long with a wingspan up to 4 feet. Their feathers are a bright blue color with brightly contrasting yellow rings around their large, black eyes and smaller yellow streaks beside their lower beak. Their beaks are long and sharply curved and gray to black in color. The genus name "Anodorhynchus" means toothtless beak. Their feet are zygodactylous, meaning that they have two toes that face foward and two toes that point behind them. The adult Hyacinth Macaw can weigh up to 3 or 4 pounds. A baby Hyacinth Macaw weighs about 27 grams.

6.The population of the Hyacinth Macaw is 6,500 birds, which was estimated in 2003, but now the population is decreasing.

4.Hyacinth Macaws live in the forests and grasslands of South America's Panantal Region, south of the Amazon River. Their habitat includes South Brazil, Eastern Bolivia and small portions of northeastern Paraguay. Hyacinth Macaws make their nests by enlarging holes they find in trees.

11.The Hyacinth Macaw does not migrate.

9.Each Hyacinth Macaw lays only two eggs. They are each 48.4mm long and 36.4mm wide. The female incubates her eggs for 28-30 days. The male remains near the nest to protect it from invaders, but may leave 4-6 times to collect food for the female. Chicks are born mostly naked with sparse white down feathers. They are fed chopped palm nuts. They will be fed by their parents for 6 months, and when they learn to chop their palm nuts theirselves, they will join groups with other birds of their kind and learn to fly.

3.The Hyacinth Macaw is a Bird.

14.The Hyacinth Macaw is protected by the law in Brazil an International Trade is prohibited by it's listing on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Hyacinth Macaw(Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)

17.Facts: The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest member of the parrot familyThe Hyacinth Macaw's beak is the most powerful of all birds and is used to crack palm nuts.Palm nuts is the Hyacinth Macaw's main diet.

18. Arkive, Springer Link, The Animal Spot, EOL.org and National Geographic.

16. The reason I think it's important to save the Hyacinth Macaw from extinction is because there are not many of them out in the world. You don't see these birds often and I think it's important they should be don't become extinct. These birds are very beautiful and they should be kept safe. They should stay where they are which is in the wild and not use as pets. They need thier freedom.

15. There is a National Program about the Hyacinth Macaw called Cincinnati Zoo's Wings of Wonder.

12. Hyacinth Macaws can be found in the western part of South America.


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