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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Most of what is known about learned behavior and parenting in Spix’s macaws is speculation, due to their rarity in the wild. All or nearly all hatched chicks in the breeding program are hand raised by experienced staff, to reduce the risk of losing a scarce live chick only about one out of ten viable eggs laid hatch. Retrieved 24 July Spixi 8 July In Georg Marcgrave was the first European naturalist to observe and describe the species; however, it is named for Johann Baptist von Spix, who collected the type specimen in Psixii in Brazil, but gave it the spidii Arara hyacinthinus not realizing till later that the name collided with Psittacus hyacinthinusthe name assigned to the hyacinth macaw described by John Cyanopssitta in The Brazilian government department of natural resources ICMBio is conducting a project Ararinha-Azul with an associated plan to restore the species to the wild as soon as sufficient breeding birds and restored habitat are available.

Although known to science since Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive.

It has hemp, millet, and canary, and peanuts, but I do not think it eats much of any of them. Communication and Perception Like many other species of psixii, Spix’s macaws are masters of mimcry. Ornitologia brasileira, uma introducao. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.


Breeding season Spix’s macaws breed from November to March Range eggs per season 2 to 3 Average eggs per season 2 Average time to hatching 26 days Average fledging age 2 months Average time to independence 5 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 7 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 7 years There are usually two or three young per nest.

Its plumage is various shades of blue, spiii a grey-blue head, light blue underparts, and vivid blue upperparts.

Spix’s Macaw

The goal of the Association s;ixii to produce about 20 macaws per year. There is an area of featherless, dark grey skin around the eyes. Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. References were made to the extreme rarity of the bird and the potential value of it and other endangered species. The aviary should be in a quiet location as the bird is distracted and easily disturbed, especially during breeding season.

A comprehensive natural spixji conservation history through late is available in Juniper’s Spix Macaw book. Crown pale greenish blue; bare mask-like area around eye to upper mandible blackish grey; cheeks to ear-coverts light grey, Spix’s macaws are very routine-oriented birds, following the same flight paths, scavenging activities, and bathing at the same time each day. In a episode titled “Wildlife” of Law and Order SVU the bird was included in an international animal smuggling ring.

Combretum leprosum may also be a possibility. The rarer the bird has become, the more intense and acrimonious the human drama cyanopsitt its fate has become.


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Other captive breeding issues are that, possibly because of cyanopsuttamany more hens than cocks are hatched, at least twice as many. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

As Giles Wittell says in his article for The Times, “There is still hope for the Spix’s macaw Cyanopsitta spixiibut only if Homo sapiens can stop squabbling over him. Spix’s macaws choose their own mates independently, so best genetic pairings are not guaranteed. Threatened Birds of the Americas. The study also states that diversification of the Neotropical parrot lineages occurred starting 33 myaa period roughly coinciding with the separation of South America from West Antarctica.

In a molecular phylogenetic study of 69 parrot genera, [14] the clade diagrams indicate that C.

Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) | HBW Alive

Festive Amazon Amazona festiva. Spix’s Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii. However, their eggs are hollow and infertile although the female incubates them normally and the pair has been unable to produce young.

The have also been observed eating the fruits of the very local licuri palm Syagrus coronata. Accessed April 19, at http: MyARKive offers cyanipsitta scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Yellow-faced Amazon Alipiopsitta xanthops.