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Lear's Macaw

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Indigo Macaw Alternate name
Anodorhynchus leari Scientific name 
Psittaciformes Order
Psittacidae Family   
75 cm Length
Dry savanna & shrubland, between 400 & 800m, in:- Brazil Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 White eggs, laid in tunnel in sandstone cliffs. Clutch
Syagrus palm nuts; fruits, agave flowers and maize. Liquid from unripe palm fruit Food  
gregarious. A group of males will often act s scouts, for the main flock.         Habits
1542 World Number



Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Indigo Macaw flight calls
(Anodorhynchus leari)
Nick Athanas XC15579
17-09-2007, Braz
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Indigo Macaw Song and calls of two birds.
(Anodorhynchus leari)
Ciro Albano XC7913
17-10-2006, Brazil

Video by ciroalbano   all rights reserved

"Help us save the world's most threatened birds"

Lear's Macaw is also classified as critically endangered and has a tiny world population. Sadly, Northeast Brazil has more than its fair share of endangered species (Pete Morris)

Photo by Pete Morris all rights reserved (Birdquest)

Video by parrotsdotorg all rights reserved


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01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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01/01/2009 151,000

01/10/2010 562,291

24/09/2012 1,000,000


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