Hyacinth Macaw

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.

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Details & Statistics

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

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

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