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Ara glaucogularis (Blue-throated Macaw)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis; previously Ara caninde) is a macaw endemic to a small area of north-central Bolivia, known as Los Llanos de Moxoslagoa das araras cerrado, Brazil Recent population and range estimates suggests that about 100-150 individuals remain in the wild. The main causes of their demise is capture for the pet trade and land clearance on cattle ranches. It is currently considered critically endangered and the parrot is protected by trading prohibitions.
View Wikipedia Record: Ara glaucogularis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ara glaucogularis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.78322
EDGE Score: 4.52755


Adult Weight [1]  1.73 lbs (784 g)
Clutch Size [2]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  22 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Beni savanna Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Southwest Amazon moist forests Peru, Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Este de Río Mamoré Bolivia A1, A2
Loreto Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Oeste de Río Mamoré Bolivia A1, A2, A3

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation
Artis Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Dallas World Aquarium
Exmoor Zoological Park
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Helsinki Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.
Linton Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Mulhouse Zoo
Natural Encounters, Inc.
North of England Zoological Society
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Parc des Oiseaux
Sedgwick County Zoo
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Twycross Zoo
Umgeni River Bird Park
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg

Range Map

South America;


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Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2007-01-23, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011
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