Blue-throated Macaw

Blue-throated Macaw

Blue-throated macaws are often called barba azul in Spanish, meaning “blue beard,” because of the bright blue coloration covering their throats. They play an important role in the ecosystem as seed dispersers. These intelligent and colorful birds are critically endangered and threatened by habitat loss and the illegal pet trade.

Ara glaucogularis

Frugivore

South America [VIEW MAP]

Forests, Grasslands

These birds love to climb so be sure to look up at the branches. With their loud vocalizations, you may hear them well before reaching the habitat!

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