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macaw:

see parrotparrot,
common name for members of the order Psittaciformes, comprising nearly 400 species of colorful birds, pantropical in distribution, including the parakeets. Parrots have large heads and short necks, strong feet with two toes in front and two in back (facilitating climbing
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macaw

[mə′kȯ]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for large South and Central American parrots of the genus Ara and related genera; individuals are brilliantly colored with a long tail, a hooked bill, and a naked area around the eyes.

macaw

any large tropical American parrot of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, having a long tail and brilliant plumage
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The influence of habitat loss and poaching on Scarlet Macaw populations is exacerbated by a naturally small clutch size and a low chick survival rate (Wright et al.
These endangered birds include the great green macaw, which lives in Ecuador and Costa Rica.
naturalized citizen named Manoel Lourenco Gab was arrested in Sao Paulo trying to smuggle to Pennsylvania 24 hyacinth macaw eggs estimated to be worth $10,000 each.
An adult, male blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna) was presented for evaluation of a right periorbital mass.
According to District Police Officer(DPO) Bahawalpur Sohail Habib Tajik, a team arrested four culprits involved in various crime of theft of deer, macaw parrots, cockatoo parrots and swans.
With a far reaching vision of reintroducing the Spix's macaw to the wild, Sheikh Saoud purchased in 2008 the 2,380 hectare Concordia Farm, in the Ctinga near the town of Curaca, where the species was last seen.
If not, visit the Souq Waqif's bird corner and witness the wonderful spectacle of Macaw parrots brought from Netherlands attracting prospective customers and driving a hard bargain in Arabic or English or in both the languages.
London, September 13 ( ANI ): Rolls of film found in a museum in UK dated to 1901 or 1902 making them the earliest colour movies in existence, have made a vivid macaw and a goldfish some of the world's first movie stars.
In that year, the last wild Little Blue Macaw -- considered one of the world s most endangered species -- disappeared from the northeastern state of Bahia and today only 70 others remain in captivity around the world.
Brazilian conservationist Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) persuades Linda to bring Blu to Rio de Janeiro, so the rare bird can mate with the only known female blue macaw, Jewel (Anne Hathaway).
Jesse Eisenberg (now huge after The Social Network) voices a blue macaw - imaginatively called Blu - who's snaffled by poachers in his jungle home and winds up adopted by the bookish Linda (Leslie Mann) in snowbound Minnesota.
A domesticated macaw named Blu (voiced by Eisenberg), who has never learned to fly, lives a contented life with owner Linda in snowy Moose Lake, Minnesota.