Yellow-collared Macaw

Yellow-collared Macaw

Yellow-collared Macaw
Ara auricollis


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Psittaciformes
FAMILY
Psittacidae

Range

Central and southwestern Brazil, northern and eastern Bolivia, across northern Paraguay to Jujuy and Salta Province in northwest Argentina


Habitat

All types of terrain with trees, humid forest, gallery forests along water, dry grasslands with isolated trees, and some areas of cultivated land


Diet

Fruit, seeds and buds, occasionally foraging in maize and grain fields

Weight

8.8 - 9.9 oz

Size

15 - 15.75 in. (half of which is its tail)

Incubation

30 days

Clutch

2 – 4 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

CITES

Appendix II

Facts

  • This macaw features a distinct yellow collar around the back of the neck.
  • Usually live in pairs or small groups outside the breeding season.
  • Often squabbles for the best perch.
  • Swift flyers.
  • High pitched or rolling alarm.
  • Breeding from October to May with nests usually made in tree cavities.
  • Chicks are protected by both parents until they fledge at around 3 months.

 

Conservation

They are heavily collected for the pet trade.

Least Concern

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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