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Blue-throated Macaw Eggs (Ara glaucogularis; previously Ara canine) – also known as Wagler’s or Canine Macaws – are extremely rare South American macaws. They play an important role in the ecosystem as seed dispersers. These intelligent and colorful birds are critically endangered and threatened by habitat loss and the illegal pet trade.
Unlike other species of macaws, blue-throated macaws are not often seen in large flocks. They may appear in small groups of 10 or fewer, but this may be due to there being so few in the wild. While they primarily travel by flying, blue-throated macaws can also climb trees and walk on the ground. Macaws are known for the loud, screeching alarm calls that they make when threaten or frightened. Their bright coloration provides them with camouflage in the wild, allowing them to blend in with bright fruits, leaves, and shadows.
Macaws are very intelligent birds with large brains. They are naturally curious and manipulate objects well, though tool use is rare in wild parrot species. Blue-throated macaws perform better than primates on some decision-making tasks, demonstrating that they can inhibit impulsive reactions to get more valuable food rewards in an experimental setting. Macaws, including blue-throated macaws, also play an important role as seed dispersers in their environment. They are the main dispersers of the Motacú palm, the trees they prefer to nest in.
Lifestyle And Reproduction:
Blue-throated macaws will mate for life. They are sexually mature at 2-4 years and breed once a year. Mated pairs will often pick a different nesting site each year. Females incubate the eggs while the males bring them food. Once the chicks have hatched, both parents will bring food back to the nest. The chicks will fledge and be ready for their first attempt at flight at 13-14 weeks, but they will stay with their parents for up to a year. In both the wild and here at the Zoo, the blue-throated macaw has a lifespan of up to 50 years, meaning one female could produce 100+ chicks across her lifetime!