Criteria: D Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. Although this species exists in several. Spix’s Macaw cm; g (captivity). Crown pale greenish blue; bare mask-like area around eye to upper mandible blackish grey;. Spix’s Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii. Check out the full taxonomy and distribution of Spix’s Macaw on HBW Alive. HBW Alive contains information on Descriptive.

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Breeding season Spix’s macaws breed from November to March Range eggs per season 2 to 3 Average eggs per season 2 Average time to hatching 26 days Average fledging age 2 months Average time to independence 5 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 7 years Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 7 years There are usually two or three young per cyankpsitta.

This species is endangered.

Check date values in: These compose a small but important part of the natural habitat of the Spix, in the vicinity where the last known wild Spix nest existed.

Because of this, it is difficult to know how their small numbers in the wild have affected their lifestyle and longevity.

A few strokes before midnight for the Spix’s Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii. Macaws are lively, noisy birds that rarely fly more than a few feet without letting out the “kra-ark” cry. Help us share the wonders of the spixji world.

ADW: Cyanopsitta spixii: INFORMATION

Movements Reports of the species from other habitats and areas are mostly likely to be misidentifications, Avium Brasiliensium Species Novae, Vol. Spixiii donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. The trees grow at regular intervals of approximately 10 meters along the banks, with caatinga vegetation surrounding them.


These actions barely affected the illicit bird trade, but Spix owners were forced underground consequently complicating the later effort to initiate a captive recovery program.

Spix’s Macaw

They also noted that the Spix were spiteful to other birds. In the wild, Spix’s were believed to lay three eggs per clutch; in captivity, the average number is four eggs, and can range from one to seven. Central Pets Educational Foundation, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cyanopsitta spixii.

Threatened Birds of the Americas. Retrieved 16 November Retrieved 24 June In the wild, Spix’s macaws breed between November and March. There are many causes for this near-extinction but Paul Roth has identified three main reasons for the rapid decline. The chicks fledge in 70 days and are independent in — days.

Efforts to clear the habitat of cyanopsitga predators and restore the natural Caraibeira seedlings and important creek systems are ongoing on the land. The genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek kuanos meaning “blue” and psittakos meaning “parrot”.

Centuries of deforestation, human encroachment and agricultural development along the Rio Sao Francisco corridor following European colonization of eastern Brazil preceded its precipitous decline in the latter part of the 20th century.

Highlights of the plan are to increase the captive population to spixii expected bybuild a breeding facility in Brazil within the Spix’s native habitat, acquire and restore additional portions of its range, and prepare for its release into the wild between and The bird remained rare and highly coveted. Due to deforestation in its limited range and specialized habitat, the bird has been rare in the wild throughout the twentieth century. In a episode titled “Wildlife” of Law and Order SVU the bird was included in an international animal smuggling ring.


He hatched numerous chicks, some reports say as many as 24, one of which ended up at the Naples Zoo Italywhere it remained alive until the late s.

To be fair, there are countless organizations and private contributors dedicated to saving the bird. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. The project of reintroduction of the Spix’s macaw in Brazil included the creation of two protected areas in the state of Bahia: The underside of the tail and wing-coverts fyanopsitta dark grey.

It had been previously assumed that the Spix’s macaw had a vast range in the interior of Brazil embracing several different habitat types, including buriti palm swamps, cerrado, and dry Caatinga.

Cyanopsitta spixii little blue macaw Also: Roth found only 5 birds inthree inand only two after May In the animated movie Rio cyanopsutta, the main characters Blu Jesse Eisenberg and Jewel Anne Hathaway are the supposed last pair of Spix’s macaws in the world although they are referred to as blue macaws.

My Spix, which is really more a Conure than a Macaw, will not look at sop of any sort, except sponge cake given from one’s fingers, only drinks plain water, and lives mainly on sunflower seed.

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Early was the low point for conservation of the Spix. Breeding Nov—Mar, variable with rainfall.

The sex of chicks is not determined until they undergo feather development when they reach one to two months of age.