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Ara glaucogularis (Blue-throated Macaw)

Wikipedia Abstract

The blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis; previously Ara caninde), also known as Caninde macaw or Wagler's macaw, is a macaw endemic to a small area of north-central Bolivia, known as Los Llanos de Moxos, this species is cultural heritage of Bolivia, Recent population and range estimates suggests that about 350–400 individuals remain in the wild. The main causes of their demise is capture for the pet trade . 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)
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %
Forages - Ground [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [3]  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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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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz 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 WWF WildFINDER
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