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Lear’s Macaw & Blue Macaw

Blue Macaw

Lear’s Macaw & Blue Macaws

This intermediate species, named after the famous bird painter Edward Lear, stands out with its blue primary color, yellow spots around the beak and yellow rings around the eyes. It makes its nest mostly on sandstone cliffs. Its main meal consists of the fruits of the Licuri Palm (Syagrus Coronata). The subject of this species is that, according to the latest research conducted in 1987, there are only 70 parrots of this species left in the world. It belongs to the endangered species group. Recent censuses have led to hopes for saving this species. In the census made in 2003, it was seen that the current number increased to 455 parrots. It has been expected that this number will reach 600 birds so far. According to the latest statement made by the members of the environment and natural life protection, the lear’s macaw (blue arachnid parrot), in other words, 750 birds of this species definitely survived, in the recent census, where the number of arachnids detected was 750.

Blue Macaws Parrots

Blue Macaw

Accordingly, the number of parrots belonging to this species has increased at least 10 times more than it was towards the end of the 80s. According to American bird keepers; The main reason for this population increase is the conservation of the natural habitats of this species in the Baha’i region in northeastern Brazil. Despite this, this species is unfortunately still in the endangered species group. Since this type of arachnid is preferred to be kept at home, it is still brought to foreign countries illegally in order to be hunted and sold. As long as this supply situation continues, unfortunately, they will continue to be hunted and sold illegally.

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