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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Macaw
Feather-plucking does not normally occur in the wild, strongly suggesting that it is the result of a neurosis related to life in captivity.
Most pet macaws had ancestors living in the wild just two or three generations ago, and are not truly domesticated by any reasonable definition.
All species of macaws have very powerful, large beaks and are capable of causing considerable harm to both children and adults.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Macaw   (543 words)

 Macaw - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Of the seventeen remaining species of macaw, only the Blue-and-yellow Macaw is not endangered in the wild.
Macaws eat nuts and fruit and can destroy trees, so if kept as pets they should be provided with suitable branches to gnaw and chewable toys to play with.
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.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Macaws   (401 words)

A large variety of Macaw species are available as pets, ranging from the smaller Macaws such as the Red Shouldered Macaw (30cm in length) and Yellow-Collared Macaw (38cm in length) to the larger Scarlet Macaw (85cm in length).
Macaws have an excellent talking ability, however constant training is also required to prevent this beautiful parrot from becoming excessively loud.
The Macaw is a very sociable parrot and will most often develop a strong bond with its owner, making it a wonderful pet for those experienced in the care and training of a companion parrot.
www.avianweb.com /macawsinfo.htm   (886 words)

 Birds » Parrots » Macaw - Glaucous Main Page
It is believed that the Glaucous Macaw also ate the fruits of the Yatay Palms in addition to ripe and unripe fruits, greenfood and vegetables, and various seeds, nuts, and berries.
The undersides of the wings and tail on the Glaucous Macaw were a fl to dark gray color, but the topside of the wings was a bright sky blue color.
Despite repeated recent efforts to locate the Glaucous Macaw in the wild, naturalists now believe that the bird is indeed extinct and that recent reports of sightings or of captive animals are proving to be fabrications.
centralpets.com /animals/birds/parrots/prt847.html   (629 words)

 Macaws - Find macaws for sale online, macaw breeders, aviaries, uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Unfortunately, many of the species, such as the Glaucous Macaw and the Spix's Macaw are close to extinction in the wild due to habitat destruction and poaching.
The Greenwing is the smartest of the macaws.
Macaws are very happy critters and like to hang upside down and walk around their cage.
www.breedersonline.co.uk /parrot/Macaws.htm   (1790 words)

 Glaucous Macaw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Glaucous Macaw, Anodorhynchus glaucus, is a South American parrot which is now almost certainly extinct.
It is closely related to the Lear's Macaw A.
Furthermore, only the oldest residents of the region had knowledge of the macaw, with the last sighting considered reliable occurring in 1932.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glaucous_Macaw   (253 words)

The Macaw Parrots live in a wide variety of habitats, from tropical rainforests to arid regions, but they are normally found near rivers or streams.
Abcbirds.com - Breeders of macaws, cockatoos, and conures.
Rondas Aviary Macaw Parrots - Breeder of macaws and conures.
www.macaw-parrots.com /macaw-parrots-general-information.htm   (1107 words)

 Glaucous Macaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When looking at the literature on the Glaucous macaw, particularly that most recent, it is obvious that much of the mystery is due to the nature of the information published on the bird.
Azara was the first naturalist (1802) to refer to the Glaucous Macaw and its feeding habits when he suggested its diet may be limited to fruits, seeds and dates because he thought the bill and the roof of the mouth too weak.
The Glaucous macaws reported in the last century probably belonged to a relict population supplanted by the more successful Hyacinthine macaw to the north, which was or became a specialist feeder.
www.bluemacaws.org /glau2.htm   (5834 words)

 WORLDTWITCH - Bolivia - The Blue-throated Macaw, by Carlos Yamashita
The Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis: characterization of its distinctive habitats in savannahs of the Beni, Bolivia
The Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) is endemic to the Llanos de Mojos, in the Departamento de Beni, Bolivia.
On the linkage between Anodorhynchus macaws and palm nuts, and the extinction of the Glaucous Macaw.
www.worldtwitch.com /cybeni.html   (4954 words)

Macaws are large colorful parrots of the genera Ara, Anodorhynchus, and Cyanopsitta.
Of the seventeen remaining species of macaw, only the Blue and Gold Macaw is not endangered in the wild.
Other sub-bondings also take place and most macaws that are subjected to non-aggressive behavior (aka love) will trust MOST humans and can be handled by even strangers if someone familiar is within eyeshot of the bird.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/m/ma/macaw.html   (265 words)

Macaws are large colorful parrots, classified into six of the many Psittacidae genera: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Propyrrhura, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca.
Other varieties of Macaw include the Scarlet Macaw, the Military Macaw, the Yellow-collared Macaw, the Severe Macaw, the Green-winged Macaw, and the Hahn Macaw.
Macaws eat nuts and fruit and can destroy trees, so if kept as pets they should be provided with twigs to break.
www.askfactmaster.com /Macaw   (269 words)

having been on several journeys to south and central america to see macaws, i have been forced to the sad conclusion that the only hope for these magn...eco-tourism is big business these days, it's not difficult in most countries to fix yourself up on a tour.
macaws live in a wide variety of habitats, from tropical rainforests to arid regions, but they are normally found near rivers or streams.
the majority of macaws are dependent upon forests, both for food and for nesting...parrots have been prized as pets for ma...
www.worldssp.net /Art_Animal/Macaws-104902.htm   (481 words)

 Wisdom for Our Generation, with Illustrations Page 2
Spix's Macaw is one of the four large, blue macaws that once inhabited the South American continent.
The Spix's Macaw became extinct in the wild in the year 2000 when the last wild bird vanished permanently from the watchful eyes of observers.
The blue macaws like most species are mainly being killed off by the human destruction of habitat, but in the end, it is illegal collecting for a market that might pay as high as $60,000 for a single Spix’s Macaw that is delivering the coup de grãce.
www.henryfsenn.com /bluemacaws.html   (2892 words)

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Due to poaching and illegal commerce, the Hyacinth macaw's range in the wild is restricted to central Brazil.
The macaws must go through this pulpy outer fruit coat to reach the inner nut; at times they enlist the digestive tracts of cattle to remove the outer layers, and then eat the nut meat after the nut has been passed by the cattle.
The Glaucous macaw has not been recorded in the wild since the l9th century, and it is probably now safe to assume that the species is extinct.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/k/b/kbs166/monograph.html   (980 words)

 The Glaucous Macaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
DISTRIBUTION The Glaucous Macaw (see Remarks 1) appears to be or have been endemic to the middle reaches of the major rivers (Uruguay, Paraná and Paraguay) and adjacent areas and watercourses in south-eastern South America, with most records coming from Corrientes province, Argentina.
POPULATION Lack of records of the Glaucous Macaw both in the wild and in captivity for most of this century has led to the near-universal view of its probable extinction, always however accepting a remote chance of its survival (Vielliard 1979, Ridgely 1981a, Sick 1985, Chebez 1986a, Forshaw 1989).
ECOLOGY The dependence of the Glaucous Macaw on riverine habitats (including their fringing subtropical forest) is strongly suggested by the consistency with which records (see Distribution) derive from along major rivers.
www.bluemacaws.org /glau4.htm   (3231 words)

 Books | Wings without a prayer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Today the glaucous macaw is extinct, while the closely related hyacinth and Lear's macaws have wild populations of just 3,000 and 75 respectively.
Juniper's final destination is the dusty thorn scrub of central Brazil, where a tiny remnant population of Spix's macaw survived, despite the relentless attentions of local bird-trappers.
At times Spix's Macaw is a profoundly depressing work, although fortunately the author never loses sight of his final goal - a joyful celebration of the natural world of the parrots themselves, which are among the world's most intelligent and longest-lived birds.
books.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4495157-99945,00.html   (772 words)

 Training Macaws
The Glaucous Macaw, ''Anodorhynchus glaucus'', is a South American parrot which may now be extinct in the wild.
Scarlet Macaws are popular cage birds for those who can pay both the high price of the bird and the price of the big cage needed, can stand their loud calls, and can give them considerable time outside their cages.
The Hyacinth Macaw (''Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus'') is the largest species in the macaw family.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/204/training-macaws.html   (1490 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> macaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Diopsittaca }} Macaws are large colorful New World parrots, classified into six of the many Psittacidae genera: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Propyrrhura, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca.
Macaws, Hybrid Names, and pages on individual hybrids
Image:macaw.blueyellow.arp.750pix.jpgBlue and Gold Macaws (Ara ararauna) Image:Military Macaw jbp.jpgMilitary Macaw (Ara militaris) image:parrot.red.macaw.1.arp.750pix.jpgA Scarlet Macaw
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/macaw   (637 words)

 Hyacinth macaw
The Hyacinth Macaw is in the Psittacidae family under the genera of Anodorhynchus (4).
Other macaws under the Anodorhynchus genera are the Lear’s Macaw, Glaucous Macaw, and the Spix’s Macaw (1).
When the Hyacinth Macaw is roosting in the tree and a predator comes near it, the Hyacinth Macaw will leave its perch and circle until the predator goes away.
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 Macaw Diet -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is a delicate, blue-grey macaw with long tail and wings.
The Scarlet Macaw (''Ara macao'') is a large, colourful parrot.
The Lear's Macaw, ''Anodorhynchus leari'', (also more commonly known as the Indigo Macaw) is a Brazilian parrot with a highly restricted range.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/90/macaw-diet.html   (1488 words)

 Macaws - Poozleanimus.com
Blue Macaws - Information, photos and articles about hyacinth, lear's and spix macaws in the wild, and the extinct glaucous macaw.
Macaw Landing Foundation - Dedicated to the preservation of macaws through research, public education, and ecotourism.
Diamonds Farm - Pictures of the macaws that are raised on the farm in Florida.
www.poozleanimus.com /dir_macaws.htm   (660 words)

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The Lear’s macaw’s most identifiable characteristic is their large rounded patch of yellow facial skin.
There can therefore be no confusing the fact that the macaws are totally dependant on this palm and their conservation has to ensure the continuation of the Licuri into the future.
The white meat inside the nut is what these macaws are so dependant upon and it is quickly eaten before moving to the next one.
www.parrotsinternational.org /Lears_natural_history.htm   (1340 words)

 Amazon.com: Spix's Macaw: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird: Books: Tony Juniper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There are four blue species of the macaw, largest of parrots: one is probably extinct, one is extinct in the wild, and two are endangered.
Exploring what little is known of the natural history of Spix's macaw, the history of its discovery and attempts to keep it in captivity, and the machinations of the international effort to breed the few remaining birds, Juniper keeps the reader riveted.
Unfortunately, the book's last two chapters are dedicated to demonizing the private owners of Spix's macaws, including those responsible for the breeding successes of the 1990s, and flogging the agenda of restoring the birds to Brazil and to their original habitat.
www.amazon.com /Spixs-Macaw-Race-Worlds-Rarest/dp/074347550X   (2361 words)

Bonding: Macaws have a long life span, claimed as 100 years in the wild and 75 years in captivity.
Simply stated, a Macaw as a pet will likely be a companion for life, as some outlive their human keepers.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. bird expert says one of the world's most colorful birds -- the macaw, the largest member of the parrot family -- is in danger of becoming extinct.
www.transporteon.com /Natural-M/Macaws.php   (764 words)

 macaw parrot: Real Macaw Parrot Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Real Macaw Expo 2005 The Real Macaw Parrot Club, one of the founders of The Bird Clubs of New Jersey, is an all-species parrot club.
Echo, a Scarlet Macaw, Asia, a Ruby Macaw, Dust Bunny, an Umbrella Cockatoo, Lint, an Umbrella Cockatoo, Maya, a Greenwing Macaw, Rosie, a Greenwing Macaw, Pj, a Catalina Macaw, Zorro,.
Macaw Compendium Macaws as Companions Gillian's Help Desk Get The Facts Health and Care Tips A Little Parrot Humor The Proud Macaw The Macaw Bake.
usmlepass.com /macaw-parrot.html   (248 words)

 Species Profile for Glaucous macaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Federal Register documents that apply to the Glaucous macaw.
USFWS Refuges on which the Glaucous macaw is reported.
The Glaucous macaw was first listed on June 14, 1976.
ecos.fws.gov /SpeciesProfile?spcode=B056   (144 words)

 Glaucous Macaw - brought to you by House Of Birds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Blue Macaws This is the unique website for the Anodorhynchus group of parrots with comprehensive information on and images of the Hyacinthine Macaw, the Lears Macaw and Glaucous Macaw.
The Glaucous Macaw Dead or alive The continuing saga.
The greatest problems threatening the macaw population are the rapid rate of deforestation.
house-of-birds.com /birds/glaucous_macaw.html   (519 words)

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