Hyacinth Macaw

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Hyacinth Macaw
File:Hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus).png
In the Pantanal, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Missing taxonomy template (fix): Anodorhynchus
Species: A. hyacinthinus
Binomial name
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
(Latham, 1790)

Hyacinth Macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus is a species of blue macaw in the Arini tribe. It is a monotypic species, although southern populations are separated as a subspecies called maximillani.[2]

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Dependent on small number of palm species, using different species in different areas: in Amazon region Maximiliana regia, Orbignya martiana' and Astrocaryum;[2]in the Pantanal Scheelea phalerata and Acrocomia totai;[2] in dry NE of range Attalea funifera and Syagrus coronata, where most foraging done on ground;[2] other fruits also sometimes taken,[2] and even snails Pomacea.[3][2]

The English naturalist Henry Walter Bates in his 1863 book The Naturalist on the River Amazons, where he wrote that

It flies in pairs, and feeds on the hard nuts of several palms, but especially of the Mucuja (Acrocomia lasiospatha). These nuts, which are so hard as to be difficult to break with a heavy hammer, are crushed to a pulp by the powerful beak of this macaw.

— Bates[4]

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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Invalid |ref=harv (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Collar, N., Bonan, A., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2016). Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/54613 on 21 March 2016).
  3. ^ Juniper, Tony; Serpell, James A. (2003). "Parrots, Lories and Cockatoos". In Perrins, Christopher (ed.). The Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Firefly Books. p. 302. ISBN 1-55297-777-3.
  4. ^ Bates, Henry Walter (1863). The naturalist on the River Amazons, Volume 1. London: John Murray. p. 133.

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