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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The author notes that the study challenges the classification of British ornithologist Nigel Collar in the encyclopedic Handbook of the Birds of the Worldvolume 4 On 19 June, the bird was filmed in poor quality although cyanopsutta call was identified as a Spix’s Macaw.

Spix’s macaw

The have also been observed eating the fruits of the very local licuri palm Syagrus coronata. In the middle ‘s, by the time fieldwork to locate and understand the habitat of the Spix was completed, it was apparent that the Spix must be nearing extinction in the wild.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Fruit it loves, especially Passionfruit.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Rodents of Unusual Size. Two chicks were produced and the first chick was called “Neumann” after Daniel Neumann, the veterinarian who performed these inseminations.


Recommended citation Collar, N. The bird had not been studied in the wild until the s. There is an area of featherless, dark grey skin around the eyes. Communication and Perception Like many other species of macaw, Spix’s macaws are masters of mimcry. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. It has hemp, millet, and canary, and peanuts, but I do not think it eats much of any of them.

The project of reintroduction of the Spix’s macaw in Brazil included the creation of two protected areas in the state of Bahia: Habitat Gallery woodland dominated by caraiba Tabebuia caraiba trees within the caatinga The bird remained rare and highly coveted. Probably extinct the last known wild individual disappeared in Rbut occasional local reports and unexplored potential habitat provide some hope regarding its survival R.

These resulted in the world’s first egg fertilisation and first chicks of the Spix’s macaw as a result of assisted reproduction, performed et al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. The first captive breeding occurred in the s in Brazil, in the aviaries of the late Alvaro Carvalhaes, an aviculturist from Santos. Other captive breeding issues are that, possibly because of inbreedingmany more hens than cocks are hatched, at least twice as many.


Reise in Brasilien auf Befehl Sr. X Close Image credit. In the opener of the Gorgo episode of Mystery Science TheaterCrow finds that his head crown has become a nesting spot for two Spix’s macaw eggs.

Spix’s Macaw

In adults the bare facial skin is grey, the beak is entirely dark grey, and the irises are yellow. The aviary should be in a quiet location as the spixxii is distracted and easily disturbed, especially during breeding season. Their bill is blackish, smaller, and less curved than that of close relatives.

It is suspected that when the macaws were more abundant, males competed for mates as well as for nesting spots. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! If any populations remain, they are likely to be tiny, and for these reasons the species is classified as Critically Endangered 1.

Spix’s Macaw – Cyanopsitta spixii : WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Even in their interactions with each other and other birds, routines are followed. S; Wheatley, Hannah He recognized, as Spix had not years before, that C.

A Monograph of Endangered Cyanospitta. Retrieved 16 November