Their curiosity and intelligence matched with their vibrant personality makes them one of the most popular pets. Not to be overlooked and certainly worth mentioning is the Blue-throated Macaws tendency to be rather jealous and often a bit of a bully. Macaws are native to the southern portion of North America (Mexico) plus Central America and South America. They enjoy being in the company of people as … In 2010, the reserve was expanded by 2,800 acres (formerly Juvena Ranch) and is now 11,500 acres. In the wild, within the palm groves of Bolivia, birds nest in tree hollows created in dead palm trunks, rotten knot-holes and dead limbs of trees. Blue-throated macaws are early nesters and utilize these rare resources of nest holes before the other macaws are in breeding condition. [13], Effective November 4, 2013, the blue-throated macaw will be listed under the Endangered Species Act, per the USFWS Final rule. [8] In 2008, American Bird Conservancy partnered with the World Land Trust-US, Loro Parque Fundacion, and Assiociacion Armonia to create the blue-throated macaw Reserve. One of its chief threats has historically been poaching for the global pet trade, but this threat has been reduced thanks to the U.S. Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 and Europe's 2007 ban on the import of wild birds. I find the Blue-throated Macaw to be somewhat more affectionate and of a considerably more cuddly nature than many of the large macaws. Thus, they must never be let … Biggest behavioral challenges ... Training and Behavioral Guidance ... What potential owners should know. Jun 8, 2020 - The Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis; previously Ara caninde), also known as Caninde Macaw or Wagler's Macaw, is endemic to a small area of north-central Bolivia, known as Los Llanos de Moxos. They inhabit rainforests, as well as grasslands and grassy woodland-type areas. Blue-throated macaws are known to communicate with each other with quiet caws as well. Thank you. There are two areas inhabited by two sub-populations of Ara glaucogularis: one is to the northwest of Trinidad (the capital city of Beni), and the other is to the south of Trinidad. The Blue-throated Macaws (Ara glaucogularis; previously Ara caninde) - also known as Wagler's or Caninde Macaws - are extremely rare South American macaws. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Macaws, and other parrot species, native to the Amazon b… In some respects, their personalities are much like cockatoos, in that they will seek attention and can easily become ‘Velcro” birds. Elderly macaws show a ring of dark grey surrounding the pupil where the iris has become thinner and the back of the retina shows through. The most popular being that the blue throat’s beak is designed much like that of a fruit eater. Blue-throated Macaws are very active, athletic, mischievous, playful and silly. [2]. These birds are active during the day and usually stay in one general area. Underparts largely bright yellow but the vent is pale blue. The macaws eat the mesocarp from ripe and nearly ripe fruit and have also been observed drinking the liquid from very immature fruit. 192, October 3, 2013 pages 61208-61219, Blue-throated Macaw International Studbook, "Ley Nº 584 – Declara Patrimonio Natural del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, a la Paraba Barba Azul (Ara glaucogularis)", "Six thousand macaws saved by Armonía's alternative feather program", "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Blue-throated Macaw",, images and movies of the blue-throated macaw, Blue-and-yellow macaw (or blue-and-gold macaw), Red-and-green macaw (or green-winged macaw), Golden-collared macaw (or yellow-collared macaw), Red-shouldered macaw (Hahn's macaw or noble macaw),, IUCN Red List critically endangered species, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 June 2020, at 02:30. In 2014 this species was designated by law as a natural patrimony of Bolivia, where it is known as barba azul, which means 'blue beard' in Spanish.