French: Ara d’Illiger German: Blauflügelara Spanish: Guacamayo maracaná
Other common names:
NE, C & SE Brazil (I de Marajó, N Pará and N Maranhão, and from S Pará, Ceará and Alagoas S to Paraná)#R and E Paraguay; formerly also NE Argentina (Misiones), where no recent records and probably extinct#R.
36–43 cm; 246–266 g. Very similar to Orthopsittaca manilatus but iris yellow not dark, not contrasting with face, forehead and patch on back red, tail... read more
Flight call is a distinctive, fairly mellow, rolling “graaa”, often in series (similar to P.... read more
Borders of tropical lowland evergreen forest, palm groves and gallery woodland penetrating ... read more
Food and feeding
Little information available. Recorded feeding on a variety of fruits and flowers, including fruits of introduced Melia azederach. read more
Evidence for Dec in N Brazil; breeding condition female in Feb, Argentina. Nest in hole of tree. In captivity: three eggs; incubation... read more
Apparently sedentary, but may wander to transitional woodland.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES I. Although the area from which this species has been recorded is vast, in the past few decades at least... read more
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