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(Propyrrhura maracana)

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Illiger's Macaw 1

 

  Two Illiger's Macaws take flight from their sentinel Caraibeira tree

  (Tabebuia caraiba) overlooking Melancia Creek.

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 2

 

 

   Seven Illiger's Macaws flock over Melancia Creek.

   

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 3

 

   

    An Illiger's Macaws at its nest entrance in a Caraibeira tree

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 4

 

   

    A pair of Illiger's Macaws enjoy a quiet moment

   

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 5

 

 

    A pair of Illiger's Macaws bank over the treetops at

     Riacho Melancia Creek

    

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw  6

 

   

    A pair of Illiger's Macaws keep a watchful eye

   

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 7

 

     

    A pair of Illiger's Macaws vocalize toward a neighboring

    pair of macaws

    

  

 

Illiger's  Macaw  8

 

   

    A pair of Illiger's Macaws land in unison on a sentinel perch at

    the top of a Caraibeira tree

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 9

 

   

    A pair of Illiger's in synchronized flight

    

 

 

 

Illiger's Macaw 10

 

 

   A mated pair of Illiger's Macaws

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 11

 

 

    An Illiger's Macaw takes flight

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 12

 

   

    A pair of Illiger's Macaw hop from branch to branch

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 13

 

 

    An Illiger's Macaw guards his nest entrance in a Caraibeira tree

   

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 14

   

 

    An Illiger's Macaw pair and their fledging at treetop

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 15

 

 

    An Illiger's Macaw pair basks in the sun at treetop

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 16

 

   

    An Illiger's Macaw makes a reconnaissance over flight

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 17 

 

   

    An Illiger's Macaw family group

    

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 18

 

             

    An Illiger's Macaw flock lands atop a dead Caraibeira tree

              

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 19

 

    

     An Illiger's Macaw lands next to its mate

   

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 20

 

   

      A flock of Illiger's Macaws en route to the upper Riacho Melancia Creek

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 21

 

     

     Two Illiger's converse at tree top

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 22

 

   

    Two Illiger's Macaws in tight formation

                

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 23

 

   

    Two Illiger's Macaws guard their territory

   

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 24

 

   

    Riparian habitat of the Illiger's Macaws surrounded by dry Caatinga.

    

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 25

   

 

    The seasonal creek bed of the riparian habitat of the Illiger's Macaws

    surrounded by dry Caatinga

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 26

         

  

     A view of the edge Riparian habitat of the Illiger's Macaws as it

     abruptly transitions to the dry Caatinga vegetation

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 27

 

   The fruit/seeds of the Baraúna tree (Schinopsis brasiliensis),

    one of the major food sources of the Illiger's Macaw

 

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 28

 

   

    The fruit/seeds of the "brinco-de soim" (marmosets' earings),

    a food sources of the Illiger's Macaw

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 29

 

   

    Pinhão shrub (Jatropha pohliana var. mollissima) in foreground,

    the favorite food of the Spix's and Illiger's Macaws

 

 

 

Illiger's  Macaw 30

    

    Favela bush (Cnidoscolus phylacanthus), one of the major food

    sources of the Illiger's Macaw. The Favela bush is found on the

    creek banks of the riparian habitat.

 

    

 

Illiger's  Macaw 31

 

   

    Three happy Illiger's say goodbye

               

 

 

 

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