(aka Blue-and-gold Macaw)
Brazilian name: arara-canindé
Gradually disappearing from the edges of its range due to trapping for the caged bird trade and loss of habitat. It disappeared from most of South East Brazil in the 1960s and the Nariva Swamp, Trinidad in the 1980s.
|Thousands have been exported
over the years: 18,000 from Bolivia in 4 years from 1981 -1984,
2,000 a year from Guyana until 1993, while it has virtually
disappeared from the Orinoco Delta, French Guiana and
If you want to see how much a caged bird costs, click here
|The scientific name is a
misnomer since "arara-una" in Tupí means
"Black Macaw." Still, Linnaeus can't have known
Jeremy Minns recording is of the two birds seen flying in photo 2.
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