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Hyacinth 47

 

 

    A graceful Hyacinth Macaw in flight with white-eyed

    conures (Aratinga leucophthalmus)

 

 

 

Hyacinth 48

 

    Nest competition  

    Two Hyacinth Macaws aggressively attempt to steal

    a nest site from a pair of Green-wing Macaws in

    a dead "Babacu" palm (Attalea speciosa)

 

          

Hyacinth 49

     Nest competition

    The Green-winged Macaws get the last lick in as

    two Hyacinth Macaws aggressively attempt to steal

    a nest site from a pair of Green-wing Macaws

    in a dead "Babacu" palm (Attalea speciosa)

 

 

Hyacinth 50

 

    Nest competition

    A Hyacinth Macaw seeks shelter from the

    pursuing Green-winged Macaws

 

 

 

Hyacinth 51

 

 

    A bonded pair of Hyacinth Macaws mating

    (copulating) on a palm frond

 

 

 

Hyacinth 52

 

   

    A Hyacinth Macaw flying in formation with

    two Green-winged Macaws

   

  

 

Hyacinth 53

 

 

    Hyacinth Macaw pair in flight

 

 

 

 

Hyacinth 54

 

   

    Two Hyacinth Macaws flying in formation

 

 

 

 

Hyacinth 55

 

 

    A baby Hyacinth Macaw chick in a Manduvi tree nest.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are

    found inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 56

 

    A baby Hyacinth Macaw chick in a Manduvi tree nest

    in the Pantanal.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

   

Hyacinth 57

 

    A baby Hyacinth Macaw chick in a Manduvi tree nest

    in the Pantanal.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 58

 

 

    Aerial view of Hyacinth Macaw habitat in the Pantanal.

    October - just as the rainy season begins to flood

    the Pantanal completely

 

 

Hyacinth 59

 

    Aerial view of Hyacinth Macaw habitat in the Pantanal.

    October - just as the rainy season begins to flood the

    Pantanal completely.

 

  

 

Hyacinth 60

 

    Two baby Hyacinth Macaw chicks in their Manduvi

    tree (Sterculia apetala) nest.

     In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 61

 

    Two Hyacinth Macaw eggs in a Manduvi tree

    (Sterculia apetala) nest.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 62

 

    A baby Hyacinth chick in a Manduvi tree

    (Sterculia apetala) nest.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside to the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 63

 

    A baby Hyacinth chick in a Manduvi tree

    (Sterculia apetala) nest.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 64

 

    Two baby Hyacinth chicks in a Manduvi tree

    (Sterculia apetala) nest.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 65

 

    Two baby Hyacinth chicks in a Manduvi tree

    (Sterculia apetala) nest.

    In the Pantanal 90% of the Hyacinth nests are found

    inside the hollows of Manduvi trees

 

 

Hyacinth 66

 

   

     Two Hyacinth Macaws guarding their nest tree

    in the Pantanal.

 

 

 

 

The Hyacinth macaw is only found in three distinct habitats in Brazil.

Approximately 4,500 to 5,000 remain in the wild.

It is estimated that an equal number exist in captivity.

 

The Hyacinth macaw is only found in three distinct habitats in Brazil.

Approximately 4,500 to 5,000 remain in the wild.

It is estimated that an equal number exist in captivity.

 

  

    

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The Pantanal, Brazil

 

 

 

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