Criteria: D Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. Although this species exists in several. Spix’s Macaw cm; g (captivity). Crown pale greenish blue; bare mask-like area around eye to upper mandible blackish grey;. Spix’s Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii. Check out the full taxonomy and distribution of Spix’s Macaw on HBW Alive. HBW Alive contains information on Descriptive.

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Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Most of his birds died of poisoning in the s. What do we know today about this rare bird?.

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Glaucous macaw Hyacinth macaw Lear’s macaw. Help complete this species There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. Because of this, it is difficult to know how their small numbers in the wild have affected their lifestyle and longevity.

cynopsitta Show Details Hide Details. Centuries of deforestation, human encroachment and agricultural development along the Rio Sao Francisco corridor following European colonization of eastern Brazil preceded its precipitous decline in the latter part of the 20th century. Its last known stronghold in the wild was in northeastern Bahia, Brazil, and sightings are very rare.


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Spix’s Macaw

Spix’s Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii. Early was the low point for conservation of the Spix. Probably extinct the last known wild individual disappeared in Rbut occasional local reports and unexplored potential habitat provide some hope regarding its survival R. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cyanopsitta spixii.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Central Pets Educational Foundation, ; Yakan, The same nests are generally reused each year – this makes them especially susceptible to poaching because the cyqnopsitta can take note of the location of the nest and return each breeding season.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. They consume the fruit of cactus trees and the seeds of faveleira and pinhao trees and could be effective seed dispersers. As mentioned above, Spix’s macaws prefer to travel in pairs or small family groups along spixji seasonal rivers hunting for food, and roosting and nesting together in treetops.

The Spix’s Macaw is a distinctive, small blue macaw that formerly inhabited gallery woodland in northeastern Brazil but now may spidii extinct in the wild. Another complication is that infected birds cannot be paired with uninfected birds, due to risk of spreading viral diseases. Retrieved 24 June Its cyanopsitra in the wild is unknown; the only documented bird the last wild malewas older than 20 years.


The trees grow at regular intervals of approximately 10 meters along the banks, with caatinga vegetation surrounding them. Rodents of Unusual Size. While ADW staff cyanopsihta contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

My Spix, which is really more a Conure than a Macaw, will not look at sop of any sort, except sponge cake given from one’s fingers, only drinks plain water, and lives mainly on sunflower seed. Cyanopsitta Bonaparte Between andmost of two large collections of Spix at Birds International in the Philippines and the aviaries of Swiss aviculturist Dr.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These actions barely affected the illicit bird trade, but Spix owners were forced underground consequently complicating the later effort to initiate cyannopsitta captive recovery program.

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