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Family

  • Psittidae

Lifespan

  • In captivity up to 46 years

Size

  • Length: ~27 inches

Range

  • A fragmented range spanning from Mexico to Argentine

Habitat

  • Humid lowland forest and adjacent cleared areas, wooded foothills and canyons

Diet

  • In the wild: Seeds, nuts, berries and fruit

Reproduction

  • Breeding season in Mexico is June
  • Lay a clutch of 2-3 eggs
  • Nest on cliff-faces or large trees for protection

Conservation status

  • CITES –Appendix I
  • IUCN –Vulnerable

Sources

  1. AnAge The Animal Ageing and Longevity Database. Ara militaris Entry. Accessed February, 2016. http://genomics.senescence.info/species/entry.php?species=Ara_militaris
  2. Appendices I, II, and III of CITES. (February 5, 2015) Accessed January 2016. http://www.cites.org/eng/app/appendices.php
  3. ARKive.org Miliarty Macaw Fact Sheet. Accessed February, 2016. http://www.arkive.org/military-macaw/ara-militaris/
  4. BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ara militaris. Accessed February, 2016 http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1549
  5. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (2015) Accessed January 2016. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/search

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