Red-fronted Macaw

The Red-fronted Macaw is 55–60 cm long. It is mostly green, and has a red forehead, a red patch over the ears and bright red to orange edged under wing coverts. It has an area of pinkish skin around the eyes extending to the beak. It has red at the bend of wings and blue primary wing feathers.

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The Red-fronted Macaw is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Red-fronted Macaw is one of the lesser known of the macaws. More

The Red-fronted Macaw, Ara rubrogenys, is a parrot endemic to a small semi-desert mountainous area of Bolivia. It is highly endangered, and there may only be 150 or so birds left in the wild; it has been successfully bred in captivity, and is available, if not common, as a pet. More

Red-fronted macaws (Ara rubrogeneys) have a tiny range on the eastern Andean slope of southern Bolivia. They inhabit arid forest and scrubland where food sources are limited. They feed on locally available fruits; especially palm nut fruits, seeds, nuts and buds as well as cacti. They often raid crops of corn or peanuts. Red-fronted macaws can live up to 40 years. Appearance and Personality Red-fronted macaws are medium sized green macaws. More

Red-fronted macaws are somewhat difficult to hand feed from a very early age. They require a high fat diet and do well with additional protein as well especially at a very young age. A s... Click here to read the rest of this article from Related ArticlesChoosing a Blue-Throated Macaw Marquette MIBlue-throated macaws, sometimes called caninde macaws, are often confused with the common blue-and-gold macaw. More

Conservation of the Red-fronted Macaw in the Mizque River area, Bolivia = Region: - Mizque River area near Cochabamba, Bolivia Partner: - Centro de Biodiversidad y Genética at Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia Initiation: - September 2005 Introduction: The Endangered Red-fronted Macaw (Ara rubrogenys) is More

Red-fronted Macaw Conservation Project (Asociación Armonía, Bolivia) AFA has a long history of interest in red-fronted macaw conservation. We plan, with the support of members and friends, to have our support for this project be multi-year. 2. Project Abbotti – Conservation of the recently re-discovered Abbott’s Cockatoo (Indonesian Parrot Project / Project Birdwatch) The Abbott’s cockatoo was thought to be extinct. More

Images Pair of red-fronted macaws perched on branch This medium-sized macaw is bright green in colour with an orange-red forehead and crown, and a small patch of red behind the eye. The shoulders and thighs are also orange, the primary feathers of the wing are blue and the tail is olive-green tipped ... More

Pair of red-fronted macaws perched on branch Pair of red-fronted macaws perched on branchPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: red-cheeked macaw Spanish: Guacamayo De Cochabamba, Guacamayo Frentirroja Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Psittaciformes Family Psittacidae More

Red-fronted MacawsThe Red-fronted Macaw, Ara rubrogenys, is a protected parrot endemic to Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. This macaw highly endangered in its natural habitat, and there may only be 150 or so birds left in the wild. The area is termed medium altitude semi-desert. The natural vegetation consists mostly of cactus (large and small) and thorny trees and scrub. The climate is semi arid with cold nights and hot days. Rain comes in infrequent heavy storms. More

The Red-fronted Macaw is a highly endangered parrot. There are only about 150 birds left in the wild. It is endemic to a small semi-desert mountainous area of Bolivia, situated about 200 km west of Santa Cruz. It is the only macaw to inhabit such a climatic zone. Most macaws nest in holes in large trees, however here there are no very large trees in its range so it nests in vertical fissures in cliff faces. More

The red-fronted macaw, from a small area in Bolivia, is one of the least known of the macaws. The red-fronted macaw was unknown to aviculture until 1973 and the first breeding in the U.S.A. occurred in 1981. Although the red-fronted is endangered, with less than 3000 remaining in the wild, they are breeding well in aviculture and are appropriately starting to appear in the pet market. More

26 Red-fronted Macaws were recorded passing through the Los Pozos pet market, Santa Cruz between August 2004-July 2005, and there are four other wildlife markets in the city and others in Cochabamba, suggesting this figure may only represent a small proportion of birds illegally trafficked in the country11. Conservation measures underway CITES Appendix I and II. Its capture, transport and export is prohibited under Bolivian law3, although this is not effectively enforced11. More

Red-Fronted Macaw of Bolivia The Adventure After leaving the Manu Wildlife Center in Peru, I went in search of suitable property where we could return macaws to South America. I had been told about a likely area several hours northeast of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, an area where no large macaws have been seen in over 20 years. More

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Virtually unknown for many years, in 1970, the red-fronted macaw was again brought to the attention of aviculture. Dr. Roland Romero, a South American aviculturist, was shown a live bird by a Bolivian trapper. Dr. Romero surmised it to be some type of hybrid, having never before seen a red-fronted macaw. Later, Dr. Romero located a skin in the British Museum of Natural History and realized it was not a hybrid but actually, for macaw breeders, one of the most exciting finds of this century. More

Red-Fronted Macaws flying past their nest site in the nesting cliffs Red Fronts 4 Red-Fronted Macaws surveying the Mizque Valley Red Fronts 5 Red-Fronted Macaw Landing in tree on hillside overlooking the Mizque Valley Red Fronts 6 Red-Fronted Macaws feeding and playing, Mizque Valley Red Fronts 7 60 Red-Fronted Macaws in a single tree Red More

• The red-fronted macaw can fly at up to 40 miles per hour (60 kilometers per hour) and is such a powerful flier that it can even fly in a sandstorm. • Most macaws start out with gray or black eyes when they’re young, which change to brown or yellow when they mature. • Screaming is a natural behavior for macaws. They do it to make contact with one another, to define territory, and even as part of their play. More

The Red - Fronted Macaw (Ara rubrogenys)The Red-fronted Macaw is a medium sized member of the Macaw family, which reaches slightly over 60cm in length. It has a simple but attractive pattern of colorations with the main plumage colouration being green with noticeable areas of red on the forehead, bend-of-the-wing and underside of the wing. More

A red-fronted macaw has really soft silky feathers with a different feel to them than that of the other macaws. I love burrowing my face in their feathers. At 450 – 600 grams and 21” to 22” in length, a red-front is the perfect size. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Ara
Species : rubrogenys
Authority : Lafresnaye, 1847