OUR SPECIES

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Scarlet macaw

ARA MACAO

Scarlet macaw

The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It can still be found on the island of Coiba. It is the national bird of Honduras.

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Red and green winged macaw

ARA CHLORPTERUS

Red and green winged macaw

The red and green winged macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the red-and-green macaw, is a large mostly-red macaw of the Ara genus. This is the largest of the Ara genus, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline in its numbers due to habitat loss and illegal capture for the parrot trade.

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Red and green winged macaw

ARA ARARAUNA

Blue and yellow winged macaw

The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest (especially varzea, but also in open sections of terra firme or unflooded forest) and woodland of tropical South America.

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Military macaw

ARA MILITARIS

Military macaw

The military macaw (Ara militaris) is a large parrot and a medium-sized macaw. Though considered vulnerable as a wild species, it is still commonly found in the pet trade industry. It is found in the forests of Mexico and South America. It gets its name from its predominantly green plumage resembling a military parade uniform.

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Red fronted macaw

ARA RUBROGENYS

Red fronted macaw

The red fronted macaw (Ara rubrogenys) is a parrot endemic to a small semi-desert mountainous area of Bolivia. It is an endangered species; it has been successfully bred in captivity.

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Chestnut fronted macaw

ARA SEVERUS

Chestnut fronted macaw

The chestnut-fronted macaw or severe macaw (Ara severus) is one of the largest of the mini-macaws. It reaches a size of around 45 cm (18 in) of which around half is the length of the tail. They can be found over a large part of Northern South America from Panama south into Amazonian Brazil and central Bolivia. Their lifespan is listed as anything from 30 to 80 years of age.

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Golden collared macaw

PRIMOLIUS AURICOLLIS

Golden collared macaw

The golden-collared macaw or yellow-collared macaw (Primolius auricollis) is a small mostly green Central South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots known as macaws. It has a bright yellow patch on the back of its neck/upper shoulders that gives the species its name. In aviculture, it is one of a number of smaller macaws often called "mini-macaws".

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Red shouldered macaw

DIOPSITTACA DOBILIS

Red shouldered macaw

The red-shouldered macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis) is a small green South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. The species is named for the red coverts on its wings. It is the smallest macaw, being 30-35 cm (12-14 in) in length. It is native to the tropical lowlands, savannah, and swamplands of Venezuela, the Guianas, Bolivia, Brazil, and far south-eastern Peru. It has two distinct subspecies, the noble macaw and the Hahn's macaw, and a possible poorly distinct third subspecies that has longer wings, but is otherwise similar to the noble macaw. Red-shouldered macaws are sometimes described as mini-macaws.

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Mitred parakeet

PSITTACARA MITRATUS

Mitred parakeet

The mitred parakeet (Psittacara mitrata), also known as the mitred conure in aviculture, is a species of green and red parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is native to the forests and woodlands in the Andes from north-central Peru, south through Bolivia, to north-western Argentina, with introduced populations in California, Florida and Hawaii. It may constitute a cryptic species complex.

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Red masked parakeet

PSITTACARA ERYTHROGENYS

Red masked parakeet

The red-masked parakeet is a medium-sized parrot from Ecuador and Peru. It is popular as a pet and are known in aviculture as the cherry-headed conure or the red-headed conure. They are also considered the best talkers of all the conures.

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White eyed parakeet

ARATINGA LEUCOPHTALMA

White eyed parakeet

The white-eyed parakeet or white-eyed conure (Psittacara leucophthalma) is a small green Neotropical parrot native to South America.

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Blue crowned parakeet

THECTOCERCUS ACUTICAUDATUS

Blue crowned parakeet

The blue crowned parakeet, blue-crowned conure, or sharp-tailed conure is a small green Neotropical parrot with a blue head and pale beak native to large parts of South America, from eastern Colombia in the north to northern Argentina in the south.

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Peach fronted parakeet

ARATINGA AUREA

Peach fronted parakeet

The peach-fronted parakeet, more commonly known as the peach-fronted conure in aviculture, is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family.

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Dusky headed parakeet

ARATINGA WEDDELLII

Dusky headed parakeet

The dusky-headed parakeet, also known as Weddell's conure or dusky-headed conure in aviculture, is a small green Neotropical parrot with dusty grey head found in wooded habitats in the western Amazon Basin of South America.

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Nanday parakeet

ARATINGA NENDAY

Nanday parakeet

The nanday parakeet (Aratinga nenday) also known as the black-hooded parakeet or nanday conure is a medium-small mostly green Neotropical parrot. The bird is native to South America from southeast Bolivia to southwest Brazil, central Paraguay and northern Argentina, from the region known as the Pantanal. Caged birds have been released in some areas and the birds have established self-sustaining populations in Los Angeles, California, San Antonio, Texas, and several areas of Florida (including St. Petersburg, Pasco County, St. Augustine, Manatee County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County). Another self-sustaining population has existed for several decades in Israel, near the city of Pardes Hanna-Karkur.

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Scaly headed parrot

PIONUS MAXIMILIANI

Scaly headed parrot

The scaly-headed parrot is a species of bird in the Psittacidae family, the true parrots. It is also called scaly-headed pionus, Maximilian pionus, Maximilian parrot, Maximilian's pionus, or Maximilian's parrot.

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Pionus sordidus, Red billed parrot

PIONUS SORDIDUS

Red-billed parrot

The red-billed parrot (Pionus sordidus) or red-billed pionus is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in humid subtropical forests in the Venezuelan Coastal Range, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and in the Andes from Colombia in north to Bolivia in south (though with significant gaps). Uniquely for a member of the genus Pionus, its bill is almost entirely bright red. The plumage is greenish with a dull blue chest and red undertail coverts.

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Pionus tumultuosus, Speckle-faced parrot

PIONUS TUMULTUOSUS

Speckle faced parrot

The speckle-faced parrot is a species of parrot from the humid Andean forests from Colombia, through Ecuador and Peru, to Bolivia.

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Pionus menstruus, Blue headed parrot

PIONUS MENSTRUUS

Blue headed parrot

The blue-headed parrot, also known as the blue-headed pionus is a medium large parrot. It is about 27 cm long and they are mainly green with a blue head and neck, and red under tail feathers.

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Pionus chalcopterus, Bronze-winged parrot

PIONUS CHALCOPTERUS

Bronze Winged Parrot

The bronze winged parrot is a medium sized pionus parrot 28 cm long. It is a short-tailed stocky parrot found in forest and woodland in north-western South America.

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Pionites leucogaster, Green thighed parrot

Pionites leucogaster

Green Thighed Parrot

The green-thighed parrot (Pionites leucogaster) is one of the four species in the genus Pionites of the Psittacidae family.

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Pionites melanocephala, Black headed parrot

PIONITES MELANOCEPHALA

Black Headed Parrot

The black-headed parrot, also known as the black-headed caique, black-capped parrot or pallid parrot, is one of the two species in the genus Pionites of the Psittacidae family; the other species being the allopatric white-bellied parrot.

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Pyrrhura molinae, Green cheeked parakeet

PYRRHURA MOLINAE

Green Cheeked Parakeet

The green cheeked parakeet or green-cheeked conure is a small parrot of the genus Pyrrhura, which is part of a long-tailed group of the New World parrot subfamily Arinae. This type of parrot is generally called a conure in aviculture.

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