of Macaws (Hook Bills)
Macaws are considered to be the most intelligent of all birds and are called by
many biologists the FLYING PRIMATES.
This WORLD specializes in eight species/subspecies of Large Macaws.
Genus/Species: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Brazil, south of the Amazon, also extreme eastern Bolivia.
Gallery forest in semi-open areas, deciduous woodland, dry woodland savanna and
buriti palm swamps.
Physical appearance may slightly vary depending on geographic area. Hyacinthine Macaws are a deep, rich shade of cobalt blue with prominent areas of
bare yellow skin surrounding the eyes and the base of the lower mandible. They have a line of yellow on the
otherwise black tongue.
Two eggs, three rarely, are laid and incubated by the Female for 27 to 30 days. Young are not fully independent until
five months old. They exhibit very
strong pair bonds annually.
STATUS in Natural Habitat:
Extinct in some areas and endangered in the rest of its natural habitat.
The Hyacinthine is the largest of all macaws.
They differ from Ara macaws in lacking bare cheeks, instead having a
semicircular area of bare yellow skin at the side of the lower mandible. Anodorhynchus means beak without
tooth, because, unlike other macaws, the interior surface of the upper mandible
lacks notches or ridges.
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