Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severus
Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Brazil, Sept 2000 - click on image for a larger view Brazil

The "chestnut-front" refers to the brow of the bird which also has a narrow chestnut edge to the white, bare facial skin. Other identification features are the red shoulders and trousers and the blue primaries. In flight, the red underwings are the best way to identify this from other small macaws.

Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Brazil, Sept 2000 - click on image for larger view The second photo is obviously of a captive bird (no blue primaries!) which belongs to one of the locals near the Cristalino Lodge. He is perched on Nolan Zeide, an American Biology student who was spending some months working as a guide at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Guajará-Mirim, Rondônia, Brazil, March 2003 - click on image for larger view I can't find any interesting web pages for this bird but, in the course of a web search, I did come across the site of a certain Madame Severa of Manchester (link not supplied!)
Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Guajará-Mirim, Rondônia, Brazil, March 2003 - click on image for larger view
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