Blue & Yellow Macaw, Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil, April 2003 - click for larger image Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
(aka Blue-and-gold Macaw)

Brazilian name:
arara-canindé

Brazil

Gradually disappearing from the edges of its range due to trapping for the caged bird trade and loss of habitat. It disappeared from most of South East Brazil in the 1960s and the Nariva Swamp, Trinidad in the 1980s.

Blue & Yellow Macaw, Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image Thousands have been exported over the years: 18,000 from Bolivia in 4 years from 1981 -1984, 2,000 a year from Guyana until 1993, while it has virtually disappeared from the Orinoco Delta, French Guiana and Surinam.

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Blue & Yellow Macaw, Goiás, Brazil, April 2001 - click for larger image The scientific name is a misnomer since "arara-una" in Tupí means "Black Macaw." Still, Linnaeus can't have known everything!

Jeremy Minns recording is of the two birds seen flying in photo 2.
Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image
Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image
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