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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In the decade fromthe Loro Parque Foundation financed the field program to protect and study the last wild male, to protect and restore key habitat, and other important actions.
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A trickle of Spix’s appeared in captivity starting in the late s. It wasn’t until that naturalist Prince Charles Bonaparte properly placed it in its own genus, designating the bird Cyanopsitta spixi [ sic ],  based on important morphological differences between it and the other blue macaws.
They make their nests in the hollows of large mature Caraibeira trees, and reuse the nest year after year. Skip to main content.
Michael Lierz, Clinic for Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish, developed a novel technique for semen collection and artificial insemination in large parrots. Eggs probably 2—3, although in The bird had not been studied in the wild until the s.
Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. There are many causes for this near-extinction but Paul Roth has identified three main reasons for the rapid decline.
This elegant parrot has delicate blue-grey plumage, fading from the bright blue tail and wings to an ashy-blue crown 5. In Georg Marcgrave was the first European naturalist to observe and describe the species; however, it cyanopaitta named for Johann Baptist von Spix, who collected the type specimen in April in Brazil, but gave it the misnomer Arara hyacinthinus not realizing till later that the name collided with Psittacus hyacinthinusthe name assigned to the hyacinth macaw described by John Lathan in The abundant plants in this area are known as caatinga vegetation and consist of thornbushes like the giant succulents Euphorbiaceaecactus such fyanopsitta the fachiero Cereus squamosuscyanopsitfa diverse opuntia types, as well as tall craibeira trees that grow along the water courses.
A female Spix’s macaw released from captivity at the site in was killed by collision with a power line after seven weeks.
The Life and Death of Animal Species. However, so many Spix’s macaw eggs, fledglings, and adults have been taken illegally from the wild, that it is difficult to know their average lifespan. However, artificial insemination was not slixii in this case. Two chicks were produced and the first chick was called “Neumann” after Daniel Neumann, the veterinarian who performed these inseminations.
Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) | HBW Alive
Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Red-shouldered macaw Hahn’s macaw or noble macaw. The captive population suffers from very low heterozygosity  — the original wild caught founder birds were few, closely related in the wild and intensively inbred in captivity — resulting in infertility, and high rate of embryo deaths at AWWP, only one in six eggs laid is fertile; only two-thirds of those hatch.
Retrieved 30 June If any populations remain, they are likely to be tiny, and for these reasons the species is classified as Critically Endangered 1. The chicks fledge in 70 days and are independent in — days.
As mentioned above, Spix’s macaws prefer to travel in pairs or small family groups along the seasonal rivers hunting for food, and roosting and nesting together in treetops. Various accounts relate that the birds were more common in Pernambuco than in Bahia through the s but chanopsitta later.
Is there hope for the Spix’s Macaw? Rather, cyanopsitha is signalled by mutual feeding, longer periods of treading often 5 to 10 minutes and increasing aggressiveness towards the keeper.