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  • Psittidae


  • In captivity up to 46 years


  • Length: ~27 inches


  • A fragmented range spanning from Mexico to Argentine


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


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


  • 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


  1. AnAge The Animal Ageing and Longevity Database. Ara militaris Entry. Accessed February, 2016.
  2. Appendices I, II, and III of CITES. (February 5, 2015) Accessed January 2016.
  3. Miliarty Macaw Fact Sheet. Accessed February, 2016.
  4. BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ara militaris. Accessed February, 2016
  5. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (2015) Accessed January 2016.

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