Home Wild Photos Wild Video Projects

                      Join / Donate Resources Events Who We Are

                      Special Thanks Symposium 2008












Photographs in the Wild













The Lears Macaw, found in the Bahia state of Brazil, is the second rarest

macaw in the wild. The 20068 census was 750+ birds. 

Approximately 50+ exist in captivity.

Click here for the definitive publication on the Natural History of the Lear's Macaw


Click here for Parrots International Projects for the Lear's Macaw


Note: Parrots International is a member of

The Committee for the Conservation and Management of the Lear's Macaw


Click on a image to enlarge


Lears 1


    Adult Lear's Macaw flying off with a raceme of Lucuri

     nuts (Syagrus coronata),

        Bahia, Brazil




Lears 2


   Three adult Lear's Macaw feeding on Licuri Palm nuts

    (Syagrus coronata)

    The nut of the Licuri Palm is over 95% plus of the Lears diet




Lears 3


   Fledgling Lear's Macaw in the crown of a Licuri

    Palm tree (Syagrus coronata)





Lears 4


   Lear's Macaw about to Fly from a Licuri Palm

    with a raceme of nuts





Lears 5


    Adult Lear's Macaw feeding on Licuri Palm nuts






Lears 6


    Adult Lear's Macaw Feeding in Licuri Palm






Lears 7


    Adult Lear's Macaw flying off with Licuri nut raceme






Lears 8


    A mated pair of Lear's Macaws flying over

     the Serra Blanca



Lears 9


   Fledgling Lear's Macaw (upper left) begging from parents

        Note: the baby Lear's Macaw will depend on its'

        parents to feed it regurgitated Licuri palm nuts for   

        months after fledging from the nest.



Lears 10


   Fledgling Lear's Macaw (age approximately 4 months)   

    bathing in the rain





Lears 11


    Adult Lear's flying off with Licuri Palm nut raceme






Lears 12


    Fledgling Lear's Macaw (age approx 4 months)

    in a Licuri Palm





Lears 13


    Adult Lear's in Licuri palm






Lears 14


    Adult Lears Macaw with Licuri palm nut raceme






Lears 15


    Adult Lear's Macaws cracking Licuri nuts in a Licuri Palm






Lears 16


    Family unit of Lear's Macaws in a Licuri Palm






Lears 17


   Family unit of Lear's Macaws in a Licuri Palm






Lears 18


   Family unit of Lear's Macaws in a Licuri Palm






Lears 19


   Empty Licuri palm nut shells discarded by

    Lear's Macaws





For purchase of high resolution photographs contact  Parrots  International Photos

For donation to obtain your own DVDs go to Parrots International DVDs

For Information  contact

Or by mail at:

Parrots International

15332 Antioch Ave. #417

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


All photos and video are copyrighted by Parrots International and/or its contributing photographers and may not be reproduced or exploited in any fashion without permission from Parrots International. Where specific permission for media use has been given, please use the appropriate credit


Digimarc Digital Watermarking | Get more information on how to digitally watermark images
Digimarc and the Digimarc logo are registered trademarks of Digimarc Corporation.

The "Digimarc Digital Watermarking" Web Button is a trademark of Digimarc Corporation, used with permission.


All proceeds from purchase of photos and donations for videos

are donated to 

Parrots International conservation projects