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About the Hyacinth Macaw

Also known as: Hyacinthine Macaw

The Hyacinth Macaw is native to the forests of central South America. It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world (the larger Kakapo of New Zealand is flightless), although in terms of length maximum of 3.4 feet (1 meter) length it is the largest parrot in the world with a maximum length of 3.4 feet or 1 meter.

The Hyacinth Macaw is an endangered species and survives today in three known distinct populations in South America: southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay.

These beautiful birds have a conservation status of Vulnerable to extinction due to high levels of poaching and smuggling for pet trade. They are further threatened by increased commercial sale of feather art and habitat loss from human development.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 28 April 2008
Scientific Name Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Anodorhynchus
  • A. hyacinthinus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Vulnerable
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 May 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
41 inches
48 to 56 inches
53 to 79 ounces
Range South America

Conservation

The Hyacinth Macaw is an endangered species and survives today in three known distinct populations in South America: southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay.

These beautiful birds are endangered due to high levels of poaching and smuggling for pet trade. They are further threatened by increased commercial sale of feather art and habitat loss from human development.

International Names

  • Arara-azul-grande (Brazilian)
  • Ara HyacintovĂ˝ (Czech)
  • Hyacintara (Danish)
  • Hyacint Ara / Blauwe Ara (Dutch)
  • Hyasinttiara (Finnish)
  • Ara Hyacinthe (French)
  • Hyazinth-Ara (German)
  • Ara Giacinto (Italian)
  • スミレコンゴウインコ (Sumirekongouinko) (Japanese)
  • Hyasintara (Norwegian)
  • Ara Hiacyntowa (Polish)
  • Гиацинтовый Ара (Russian)
  • Guacamayo Azula (Spanish)
  • Hyacintara (Swedish)

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The Hyacinth Macaw is found in forest habitat in parts of South America. These birds, the largest of the macaws and the largest species of flying parrot, are vulnerable to extinction due ... more