French: Ara bleu German: Gelbbrustara Spanish: Guacamayo azuliamarillo
Other common names:
South America = Pernambuco, Brazil
E Panama through Colombia, E & S Venezuela, the Guianas, E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia to Brazil (S to W Paraná#R); formerly occurred in Trinidad (recently reintroduced), and apparently in Paraguay and N Argentina; also listed for W Ecuador, where probably extinct.
86 cm; 995–1380 g. Forehead to mid-crown dull green shading into blue on rest of upperparts, wings and tail; bare face white with thin dark feathered transverse lines,... read more
Loud raucous cries including harsh “raaa” in flight. Most calls rather guttural with a wavering... read more
Seasonally flooded várzea forest and gallery forest, Mauritia palm stands... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of Spondias, Terminalia, Hura, Enterolobium, Inga, Parkia, Platypodium... read more
Evidence of breeding Dec–Feb in Colombia, Jan–Mar in Surinam, and Apr–May on Trinidad; in Guyana, eggs laid around Feb,... read more
Seasonal foraging may take birds into semi-open country (in Colombia this typically happens in wet... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Fairly common still in much of range, with a density of 1 pair/km² in Manu National Park, Peru. However, less numerous... read more
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