Birdorable Red-fronted Macaw

The Endangered Red-fronted Macaw

October 29th, 2008 in New Birds, Parrots 3 comments
Birdorable Red-fronted Macaws

Red-fronted Macaws are endemic to a small semi-desert mountainous area in Bolivia, between the cities of Santa Crus and Cochabamba, where they can be found in groups. They were thought to be a simple hybrid between a Blue-and-yellow Macaw and a Military, but in the mid 1970s were recognized as their own species. The Red-fronted Macaws have a very small natural distribuiton and are threatened with extinction. There are only about 150 birds left in the wild!