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Cuban Macaw Ara tricolor
2014-09-11 11:07:56

The Cuban Macaw or the Cuban Red Macaw (Ara tricolor) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud, an island off of the coast of west Cuba. At around 18 to 20 inches long it was one of the smaller members of the Ara genus of macaws. It was the last species of macaw that was native to the Caribbean islands to go extinct. A number of skins are preserved...

Blue-fronted Amazon Amazona aestiva
2009-06-16 18:03:04

The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), also known as the Turquoise-fronted Amazon and Blue-fronted Parrot, is a species of parrot that is found in eastern Brazil, northeastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its preferred habitat is forests (except dense humid forests), woodlands, savannas, and palm groves. There is a small feral population of this species in the greener parts of...

Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
2009-06-16 17:47:50

The Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or Hyacinthine Macaw, is a species of parrot that is found in South America. It exists in three main colonies: the Pantanal region of Brazil, the Cerrado region of eastern Brazil, and around the Tocantins River, Xingu River, Tapajós River, and the Marajó island in the eastern Amazon Basin of Brazil. They are also found in eastern Bolivia...

Red-shouldered Macaw Diopsittaca nobilis
2009-06-04 22:50:45

The Red-shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis), also known as the Noble Macaw, Long-wing Macaw, and Hahn's Macaw, is a species of parrot native to Venezuela, the Guianas, Bolivia, Brazil, and far south-eastern Peru. It is found mostly in tropical lowlands, savannah and swamplands. This is not considered an endangered species, although populations in the wild have declined due to habitat loss....

Blue-winged Macaw Primolius maracana
2009-06-04 22:44:54

The Blue-winged Macaw (Primolius maracana) is a species of parrot found in central and eastern South America. In the pet trade, this species is known as Illiger's Macaw. It is found in eastern and southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and formerly (not confirmed) in north-eastern Argentina. Its habitat is evergreen and deciduous forests. Due to capture for the pet trade, this species has...

Green-winged Macaw Ara chloropterus
2009-06-04 22:36:32

The Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, is a species of parrot found throughout northern South America. Although this is the most common macaw in the wild, its numbers are declining due to habitat loss and illegal capture for the pet trade. The breast of the Green-winged Macaw is bright red. The lower feathers of the wing are green. The reddish tail...

Blue-and-gold Macaw Ara ararauna
2009-06-04 22:26:38

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw or Blue-and-gold Macaw (Ara ararauna), is a species of parrot that is found in tropical South America from Trinidad and Venezuela south to Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. In Central America, it is restricted to Panama. In Trinidad it is endangered, and in western Ecuador it is possibly extinct. It remains widespread and common in most of mainland South America. Its...

Umbrella Cockatoo White Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:17:20

The Umbrella Cockatoo or White Cockatoo, Cacatua alba, is a medium-sized cockatoo prevalent to the islands of Halmahera, Bacan, Ternate, Tidore, Kasiruta and Mandiole in North Maluku, Indonesia. At first sight it appears to be a white parrot with brown or black eyes and a dark gray beak. If it is surprised, it extends a large and striking crest, which has a semicircular shape (similar to an...

Moluccan Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:15:12

The Moluccan Cockatoo, Cacatua moluccensis, also known as Salmon-crested Cockatoo is a cockatoo endemic to south Moluccas in eastern Indonesia. They inhabit lowland forests below 3280 feet. The diet consists mainly of seeds, nuts and fruit, as well as coconuts. At 20 inches, it is the largest of the white cockatoos. The female is larger than the males on average. It has white-pink feathers...

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:06:40

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua galerita, is one of the larger and more widespread of Australia's cockatoos. These birds range throughout the various climates in Australia, from Far North Queensland beyond the Iron Range Mountains, as well as parts of the Snowy Mountains. They are also numerous in Adelaide and southern South Australia and can be spotted north of Perth. The...

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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