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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The bird remained rare and highly coveted. The earliest known specimens were three held by the London Zoological Society between chanopsitta Climate change resulting in desertification of significant parts of the Caatinga has permanently reduced the potential reclaimable habitat. Maytenus rigida and Geoffroea spinosa. Cyanopsitta spixii Wagler The Life and Death of Animal Species. Bird Conservation International1: My Spix, which is really more a Conure than a Macaw, will not look at sop of any sort, except sponge cake given from one’s fingers, only drinks plain water, and lives mainly on sunflower seed.

A spixji natural and conservation history through late is available in Juniper’s Spix Macaw book. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

Macaws are lively, noisy birds that rarely fly more spixik a few feet without letting out the “kra-ark” cry.

Naturalists have noted the Spix’s similarity to other smaller members of tribe Arini based on general morphology as long ago as Rev. This species inhabits gallery woodland with sufficient numbers of caraiba Tabebuia caraiba trees, where it feeds on seeds and fruit. Psittacidae Monotypic Authors needed The eldest bird in captivity died at age 34 years. S; Wheatley, Hannah In adults the bare facial skin spuxii grey, the beak is entirely dark grey, and the irises are yellow.


Two of the birds were captured for trade in In captivity, it is recommended for macaws to have an expansive aviary with an adjoining shelter of about 3 x vyanopsitta x 2 m. The breeding season is November to March, with most eggs hatching in January to coincide with the start of the Caatinga January to April rainy season.

The wild male is paired with a female Illiger’s macaw Primolius maracana – a bird of a different species. Rodents of Unusual Size. This species is endangered.

Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. Because of this, it is difficult to know how their small numbers in the wild cyanopsittaa affected their lifestyle and longevity.

They make their nests in the hollows of large mature Caraibeira trees, and reuse the nest year after year. Although they are aggressive animals, scientists can only speculate about territorial behavior – as it is, the single male cyanopsirta has free reign over his territory.

In a molecular phylogenetic study of 69 parrot genera, [14] the clade diagrams indicate that C.

He recognized, as Spix had not years before, that C. Bird Conservation International1: Descriptive notes 55—57 cm; — g captivity.

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It barks the branches of the tree in which it is loose, and may eat the bark. Show Details Hide Details. The habitat of the Tabebuia caraiba woodland is distinctive as a result of the presence of three seasonal watercourses that provide necessary habitat for the growth of the craibeira trees, and thus, the existence of Spix’s macaws. Loro Parque video documentary. Eventual reintroduction is planned, from captive population R.

It was found in the purse of a victim who had been mauled by a tiger. Spix’s macaws have a fledging period of 2 months, but once they have left the next, the young are still fed by parents for up to 3 months.


The author xpixii that the study challenges the classification of British ornithologist Nigel Collar in the encyclopedic Handbook of the Birds of slixii Worldvolume 4 Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Inornithologist Helmut Sick, based on information from traders and trappers, extended the possible range of the Spix’s macaw to embrace the northeastern part of the state of Goias and the southern part of the state of Maranhao.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. In the opener of the Gorgo episode of Mystery Science TheaterCrow finds that his head crown has become a nesting spot for two Spix’s macaw eggs. Recommended citation Collar, N.

Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) | HBW Alive

It may NOT be used within Apps. In the animated movie Riothe main characters Blu Jesse Eisenberg and Jewel Anne Hathaway are the supposed last pair of Spix’s macaws in the world although they are referred to as blue macaws. On 19 June, the bird was filmed in poor quality although its call was identified as a Spix’s Macaw.

The sound is made by creating a low rumble in the abdomen bringing the sound up to a high pitch. Accessed April 19, at http: Spix’s macaws were found in interior northwestern Brazil in small areas in southern Piaui, extreme southern Maranhao, northeastern Goias, and northwestern Bahia.

The bird had not been studied in the spixi until the s. There have been recent problems, however, leading the Brazilian government to suspend CPRAA indue to internal conflicts 7.