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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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Conservation implications: The Scarlet Macaw has been used effectively as a flagship species to promote conservation and environ mental education in ACOPAC (Vaughan et al.
Like many other kinds of parrots in the wild, macaws are in trouble.
In Curaca, the Blue Macaw Project appears to be an exception to the federal government's policy of neglect.
In the macaw of this report, a modified coarse fractionated protocol was used for several reasons.
A macaw parrot trained in these skills can fetch a QR30000 price and above," said Ahmed al Sayeed, a native bird seller in Souq Waqif.
The restoration efforts prove that Turner's method works, revealing a macaw and a shot of three children with a goldfish in vivid colour.
Brazil: Blue-and-yellow macaws from Amazonia, green parrots, monkeys, turtles, anacondas and pumas: wild animal trafficking is a very lucrative business that spares no species in Brazil, including those facing extinction.
However, since Blu is unable to fly, the macaws have limited escape options and as Nigel and the smugglers give chase, Blu and Jewel must rely on the help of a Toucan called Rafael (George Lopez) and wise-cracking city birds Pedro (Will.
But with his species facing extinction, Blu's flown to Rio where he's meant to mate with another macaw called Jewel (Anne Hathaway).
A nerdy type finds himself in a strange and exotic location - except that this time it is a rare blue macaw sent back to his homeland (he was stolen away as a hatchling) supposedly to mate with the only female blue macaw left in existence.
The pair replied to an internet advert for a Macaw parrot and transferred pounds 320 to a seller calling himself Gary Bell via the online money transfer website Moneygram.
This diablada is different from some of the others celebrated in the Americas, because the costumes use macaw feathers in the headdresses.