Macaw, Military - Ara militaris - Jalisco, Mexico

Military Macaw, Ara militaris mexicana - Jalisco, Mexico
October 31, 2017
This species is one of several which is focused on by
the illegal parrot trade.  Mortality rates for illegally trapped
birds is in the range 0f 75%.  There are three subspecies of
Military Macaw, A. m. mexicana is the largest.
  Its native range is from Mexico southward
through the Americas to northern Argentina - the populations
are disjointed and limited to higher elevations.









© Robert Barnes 2017