Blue-throated Macaw

Blue-throated Macaw

Artist: Becci Crowe
Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
PSITTACIDAE
Order: 
PSITTACIFORMES
Genus: 
Ara
Species: 
glaucogularis
Population trend: 
stable
Authority: 
Dabbene, 1921
Common names (Spa): 
Guacamayo Barbazul, Guacamayo Amarillo, Guacamayo Caninde
Medium: 
Watercolor
Artist Statement: 
Endemic to Bolivia, the Blue-throated Macaw is one of South America’s rarest parrots, with a population estimated at 250-350 individuals. On the verge of extinction in the wild, these charismatic macaws are listed on the IUCN Red List as critically endangered. Conservationists are tackling the main threats affecting this species: habitat loss, lack of breeding sites and llegal poaching. Blue-throated Macaws are monogamous, forming pair bonds that last a lifetime. They may live 80 years or longer. As an Artist active in conservation, it's as important for Becci Crowe to be in the field as it is in her studio and her worldwide explorations provide inspiration for her work.