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Red-fronted Macaw

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About the Red-fronted Macaw

The Red-fronted Macaw is a highly endangered parrot. There are only about 150 birds left in the wild.

It is endemic to a small semi-desert mountainous area of Bolivia, situated about 200 km west of Santa Cruz. It is the only macaw to inhabit such a climatic zone. Most macaws nest in holes in large trees, however here there are no very large trees in its range so it nests in vertical fissures in cliff faces.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 29 October 2008
Scientific Name Ara rubrogenys
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Ara
  • A. rubrogenys
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Endangered
  • 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 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
21.5 to 23.5 inches
Range South America


From IUCN Red List:
The Red-fronted Macaw is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This species has a very small and declining population. Conservative estimates of numbers suggest that all subpopulations are extremely small. It therefore qualifies as Endangered.

International Names

  • Ara červenouchý (Czech)
  • Rødøret Ara (Danish)
  • Roodwangara (Dutch)
  • Bolivianara (Finnish)
  • Ara de Lafresnaye (French)
  • Rotohrara (German)
  • Ara fronterossa (Italian)
  • アカミミコンゴウインコ (Akamimikongouinko) (Japanese)
  • Rødøreara (Norwegian)
  • Ara Rózowooka (Polish)
  • Guacamayo de Cochabamba (Spanish)

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