Animal picture of the day: hyacinth macaw

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
October 05, 2011



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Hyacinth macaw in Brazil. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Hyacinth macaw in Brazil. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.


Hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) are the world's largest macaw. They are found in Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay and prefer swamps and wooded savannah over rainforest habitats.

The Hyacinth macaw is listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List. The large parrot took a huge hit by the illegal pet trade for a number of decades and remains threatened by habitat loss, cattle ranching, and dam construction.



Hyacinth macaw in Brazil. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Hyacinth macaw in Brazil. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.






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Jeremy Hance
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Animal picture of the day: hyacinth macaw .

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