Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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South America
Arkive species - Spix's macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Aaditya Singh
Habitat : South America - Brazil
Status : Critically Endangered, Possibly Extinct in the Wild
About
A medium-size parrot, delicate, blue-grey macaw with long tail and wings.
Pale ashy-blue head, distinctively square shaped. Pale blue underparts. More vividly blue in upperparts, wings and long tail.
Frugivores and granivores, eating the seeds and fruits.
Very routine-oriented birds, following the same flight paths, scavenging activities, and bathing at the same time each day.
Strong voiced Masters of mimcry- can mimic human noises - called "talking" bird.
Threats/Reasons
Long-term destruction of the specific gallery woodland habitat due to colonisation and exploitation of the region. Trapping for the illegal live bird trade Colonization of the distributional range by introduced aggressive African bees Building of the Sobradinho hydroelectric dam above Juazeiro
Efforts
Considered Extinct in the Wild in Brazil. officially listed as Critically Endangered; and Protected under Brazilian law. Ten years of protection, habitat restoration, a variety of on-going community conservation programmes and captive breeding programme Brazilian government's Permanent Committee for the Recovery of the Spix's Macaw and cooperation between holders of birds resulted in increases in captive population Brazilian government is conducting a project Ararinha-Azul to restore the species to the wild as soon as sufficient breeding birds and restored habitat are available.

Photo & Reference
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cyanopsitta_spixii.JPG
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22685533/0
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Cyanopsitta_spixii/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spix%27s_macaw

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