Blue-throated Macaw or Caninde Macaw

Ara glaucogularis

The Blue-throated Macaw is endemic to a small area of north-central Bolivia known as Los Llanos de Moxos. This is a critically endanged bird. Recent population estimates suggest that ca. 120 individuals remain in the wild.

This is not a forest dwelling bird. It inhabits seasonally inundated savanna, palm-groves, forest “islands” and possibly gallery forest, in the humid lowlands. Blue-throated Macaws are very social birds, often seen in the company of Blue and Yellow Macaws.

The above picture was taken at the Zoo of Cincinnati, Ohio, in May 2001.

Genus Ara
Subfamily Arinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth