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Breeding Green-winged Macaws by Pauline James

Parrots magazine 160

– a rewarding subject for the experienced keeper

In the June 2010 issue, we compared four of the popular large macaws and described how the Greenwing can possess one of the gentlest, steadiest and sweetest of natures for such a large bird. Here Pauline James provides valuable information on how to achieve breeding success with this popular Macaw.

Although the Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloroptera) population, in its natural habitat, has suffered a marked decline in recent years, due to deforestation and illegal capture for the pet trade, and has disappeared altogether in parts of Panama, Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, it is the most widespread of the large macaws in the wild, and is listed by IUCN as ‘least concern.’

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