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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Spanish Guacamayito Azul, Guacamayo de Spix. To make the most of all of HBW’s cyanopsitfa, discover our subscriptions now! Zpixii had a very restricted natural habitat due to its dependence on the tree for nesting, feeding and roosting. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Yellow-faced Amazon Alipiopsitta xanthops.

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Help complete this species There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, canopsitta, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. Their irises are pale yellowish, and the feet are grey. It would very likely be all the better if it would eat bread and milk, as it might then produce some flight feathers, which it never yet has had. The plumage of adult Spix’s macaws is dull blue with a faint greenish tinge on the breast and abdomen.

These actions barely affected the illicit bird trade, but Spix owners were forced underground consequently complicating the later effort to initiate a captive recovery program.

This parrot is relatively long-lived and feeds mainly on Euphoribacae plant species 5. The breeding season is November to March, with most eggs hatching in January to coincide with the start of the Caatinga January to April rainy season.


Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. The Spix’s Macaw is a distinctive, small blue macaw that formerly inhabited gallery woodland in northeastern Brazil but now may be extinct in the wild. Cynopsitta Spixii has such a small population that is is nearly impossible to notice any impact on the community ecology. What do we know today about this rare bird? Bird Conservation International1: The habitat and status of Spix’s Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii.

They can mimic human noises – a so-called “talking” bird. The year lifespan of Cyanopsitta spixii is considerably shorter than other, larger macaws, but similar to its closest relative, Illiger’s macaws which have a lifespan of approximately 30 years.

Rodents of Unusual Size. Retrieved 23 August They make their nests dyanopsitta the hollows of large mature Caraibeira trees, and reuse the nest year after year.

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There have been recent problems, however, leading the Brazilian government to suspend CPRAA indue to internal conflicts 7. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

However, Birdlife noted it is possible the individual was a released captive bird. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

This process is known to possibly take several seasons in other large ccyanopsitta, and it may also be the case for the Spix’s.

Arini List of macaws Mini-macaws.


Spix’s macaw is easy to identify being the only small blue macaw and also by the bare grey facial skin of its lores and eyerings. Retrieved 5 September Loro Parque video documentary. Highlights of the plan are to increase the captive population to specimens expected bybuild a breeding facility in Brazil within the Spix’s native habitat, acquire and restore additional portions of its range, and prepare for its release into the wild between and Probably extinct the last known wild individual disappeared in Rbut occasional local reports and unexplored potential habitat provide some hope regarding its survival R.

Like many other species of macaw, Spix’s macaws are masters of mimcry. Illustrated by Keulemans, John Gerrard.

Spix’s Macaw

Roth and Pittman, ; Yakan, Negative There are no known adverse affects of Spix’s macaws on humans. The last wild male disappeared from the site in October ; his disappearance was thought to have marked the extinction of this species in the wild.

The pair can be observed in the evening at a traditional overnight roosting site used outside of the breeding season. Tribe Arini together with the short-tailed Amazon and allied parrots and a few miscellaneous genera make up subfamily Arinae of Neotropical parrots in family Psittacidae of true parrots.

Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. The goal of the Association is to produce about 20 macaws per year.