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macaw

one of the tropical parrots of the family Psittacidae. Macaws are very colorful, have long tails and bare cheek patches. They are big birds (up to 3 feet long) and are members of the Ara genus, e.g. Ara macao, the scarlet macaw.

macaw wasting disease
a progressive weight loss associated with atony of the crop and proventriculus and atrophy of the gizzard, a nonsuppurative encephalitis and visceral ganglioneuritis. Called also proventricular dilatation syndrome and infiltrative splanchnic neuropathy.
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27) Heterophil values were higher than those of other captive psittacine birds, (18,20) but similar to means of free-ranging macaws (70.
In the Pantanal, these species compete with each other for cavities and with other species, such as Hyacinth Macaws (Guedes 2004b, Barbosa et al.
AWWP spends over QR1mn each year for Spix's macaw conservation in Qatar and Brazil.
He reports that the macaw population began to stabilize in Costa Rica between 1998-2003 and increased from 210 birds in 1994 to 275 birds in 2010.
They note how much time the mother macaw spends with her chicks, how often she feeds them, how often the chicks fight with each other, and how much food each chick gets.
Besides employing the objective format of the timeline, Hakansson also included four bulletin boards covered with sheets of often emotionally charged web chatter, in several languages, bemoaning the fate of the macaw.
Look around, though, and the birds are all caged - something like 65 pairs of them in all, beautiful breeding pairs of scarlet macaws, military macaws, African gray parrots and rose-breasted cockatoos, housed in wire cages arranged in clusters spread out beneath the trees.
After several attempts to obtain chicks through captive breeding, a pilot study on the reintroduction of wild-caught blue-and-gold macaws was implemented in 1999.
Formerly trained by John Gosden, Macaw continues to repay Goldie's patience.
The suspect, a 47-year-old self-employed Tokyo man, allegedly sold the eight macaws, which are protected by the Washington Convention on endangered species, on two occasions, first in August 1999 and then in October last year, without a license.
Like Blue Macaw, it is a critical step toward factory-direct purchase.
Other thematic accents include a live macaw, and animal-print fabrics throughout the hotel.