macaw

(redirected from Macaws)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Multiple Alignment Construction & Analysis Workbench. A program for locating, analysing, and editing blocks of localised sequence similarity among multiple sequences, linking them in a composite multiple alignment

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Appraisal of the age of the trees used as nest by the Hyacinth Macaw in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso.
A member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, AWWP has so far this year bred four Spix's macaw chicks, including the two conceived by artificial insemination, of three different mothers.
Washington, May 14 ( ANI ): Researchers at Texas A and M University have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw for the first time.
In June andjuly 2001, we observed five military macaws flying together around the island as a group, and calling loudly.
Two Hyacinth Macaws were sold in April last year to a Hyogo Prefecture resident for about 3.
The couple immediately began feeding the baby macaws and teaching them how to fly and find food.
Abstract: An adult male hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) that presented for acute onset nasal discharge and dyspnea had purulent discharge from the right naris and serosanguineous discharge from the left naris on physical examination.
The macaws prefer to live near creeks, and in recent years heavy rains have been washing away soil from the root systems of their favourite nest-site trees.
The objectives of our study were to describe: (1) the dietary composition of Military Macaws during the year, and (2) the nutritional composition of foods eaten.
Deputy curator Matt Lewis said: "Following quarantine Fred has been placed with seven-year-old macaw Freda, who was born at Dudley.
This tiny Spix's Macaw, one of the world's rarest parrot species, has just been born at Loro Parque, one of the most popular attractions in the Canary Islands.