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|I originally misidentified this bird as a blue and yellow macaw, Ara ararauna, the only one of seventeen remaining species of macaw that is not considered endangered in the wild. Instead it is the critically endangered Blue Throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis. |
There are at best guess some 50-250 remaining in the wild near Llanos de Mojos in north Bolivia.
As with most parrots, macaws have 4 toes on each foot –two front and two back as is evident in the shot.
Macaws eat nuts and fruit and like to chew on branches.
They have a long life span, claimed as 150 years in the wild and 75 years in captivity. They are monogamous and mate for life. In captivity, an unmated macaw may bond with its keeper. Pet macaws thrive on frequent interaction, handling and love just as humans do. Lacking this, their mental and physical health will suffer.
Other sub-bondings also take place and most macaws that are subjected to non-aggressive behavior (i.e love) will trust most humans and can be handled even by strangers if someone familiar is within eyeshot of the bird.
Taken at the Cincinnati Zoo.
PP noise reduction, USM and color correction.
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Great photo and note. The colors are spectacular. One can just imagine what it would be like to look at the true high resolution image. Thanks so much for sharing!
- [2005-07-14 4:16]
Great shot Greg. The colours of the macaw always fascinate me and you captured them very well. The sharpness is excellent. Cute pose of the subject. Thanks for sharing.
- [2005-07-15 4:22]
Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb colored bird ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Greg.
Grande composição. Cores, detalhes e resolução muito bons. Parabéns!!!!!
- [2007-10-05 17:23]
This is a gorgeous capture of a macaw that is actually one of the more rare ones to see. This is not a Blue & Gold macaw, it's actually a Blue-Throated macaw. They are more turquoise in color, and have the longer throat markings as well as colored instead of black facial markings. Nice catch!