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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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A) Right lateral and (B) ventrodorsal radiographic views of a Hahn's macaw that presented for progressive lethargy and falling off its perch.
We used the non-parametric Spearman Rank Correlation test to analyse the relationship between plant species availability and Blue-and-Yellow Macaws feeding activity, as well as the relationship between these parameters and feeding niche breadth.
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.
Likewise, macaws can live many years, while chickens usually do not, and therefore, our macaw genome sequence may help shed light on the genetic factors that influence longevity and intelligence.
On various occasions over several decades, including 11 February 2000, one or more of the authors visited isla San Pedro Nolasco and there was no indication of military macaws or any other psitacine on the island.
The macaws could be sent to zoos but these are already overcrowded, according to the veterinarian, who says Brazil should pass legislation to make animal adoption easier.
In the tropical dry forests outside of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a small population of great green macaws struggles to survive in the shadow of 2.
Not only are the circus authorities being grilled about the stolen macaws, they are also in trouble with the Animal Welfare Board of India ( AWBI) for using unregistered animals in shows.
Like many other kinds of parrots in the wild, macaws are in trouble.
Although not mentioned in the Gardner show, London's Daily Telegraph reported in 2005 that al-Thani, who owns the majority of the surviving macaws, was also the most extravagant art buyer in the world.
In captivity, blue and gold macaws can live up to the age of 50 and beyond.