BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LOVE BIRDS: HYACINTH MACAW

HYACINTH MACAW Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, Guacamaya azul or Guacamaya jacinto (Spanish)

In honor of Valentine’s month, interpret this photo sequence of a monogamous Hyacinth Macaw pair in Brazil as you wish. Simultaneous swinging back and forth on a utility line must have set forth the male giving her a line, definitely a different communication line!

At about 40 inches (1M) from head to tail tip, this vulnerable/endangered species, due to pet trade and habitat loss, is the longest parrot species in the world. It mainly survives in three small populations in Brazil, Paraguay, and maybe Bolivia. (By the way, captive macaws are available to be seen in the Yucatan Peninsula, especially at Xcaret Park which supplies Scarlet Macaws for reintroduction into the National Park of Palenque.)


PAIRING

Bonding

Preening

Kissing

Relating

Squawking

Swinging

Flapping

Playing

Pairing

Listen to an adult pair of Hyacinth Macaws at a nest. Reminds me of what I heard during this mating sequence.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/89176


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DISCLAIMER: References do not agree on details about these species.

 

Parrots of the World

Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Curtis Marantz

Collar, N., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)

https://www.hbw.com/species/hyacinth-macaw-anodorhynchus-hyacinthinus

https://www.parrots.org/projects/hyacinth-macaw

http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/van_anim_macaw.htm

http://legacy.earlham.edu/~chickha/hyacinth/hyacinth.htm

http://www.arkive.org/hyacinth-macaw/anodorhynchus-hyacinthinus/video-01a.html

http://hyacinthmacaw.org/hyacinthmacaw.htm

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-parrots-180957714/


Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and also wildlife beyond the Yucatan. Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  

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