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Blue-throated Macaw - BirdForum Opus

Ara glaucogularis


85 cm

  • Turquoise wings and tail
  • Blue throat, cheeks and undertail coverts
  • Yellow underparts
  • Pink bare skin at base of bill
  • Large black bill
  • Yellow iris (brown in juvenile)

Similar species

Blue-and-yellow Macaw is similar and the two species often occur in mixed flocks. Blue-and-yellow Macaw is larger, has more white in face and black chin, and the upperwing is two-toned.


Northern Bolivia (Llanos de Moxos, Beni)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Palm forest and gallery forests with palms.


Usually in pairs during summer, and in flocks during winter.


It nests in tree holes.


The diet includes fruit, insects and larvae.


The sounds given by flying birds are similar to those given by Blue-and-yellow Macaw but higher pitched.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Herzog, SK, RS Terrill, AE Jahn, JV Remsen Jr.,O Maillars Z, VH Garcia-Soliz, R MacLeod, A Maccormick, & JQ Vidoz, 2019. Birds of Bolivia, Revised first ed. Associacion Armonia and Future Generations University Press. ISBN 975-99974-922-7-2#Wikipedia

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