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Oscar and Long :Spix's Macaw

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guildford public

on 3 June 2013

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Transcript of Oscar and Long :Spix's Macaw

3 SPIX'S MACAW The Spix's Macaw(Cyanopsitta spixii) is also known as the ''Little Blue Macaw'', it is a endangered Brazilian bird and is believed to have become Extinct in the Wild and now probably only remains in captivity. APPEARANCE Although the Spix's Macaw mainly feed on seeds and fruits, captive species of spix's macaw also like cooked pasta, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, hot peppers, and cooked beans. They also like cuttle bone and mineral blocks.the spix's macaw are also frugivores and granivores which mean they feed on seeds. CLASSIFICATION The adults of the Spix's Macaw usually have feathers that is dark blue, darker on its back, wings, and upper side of the tail. The forehead and feathers on the ears are gray with a little blue. They have a slight greenish to their belly and chest with yellow eyes and dark blue legs, while the baby spix's macaw has a pinkish and black beak. Feeding Habitats Predator When threatened, especially
with the eggs or fledglings, Spix's macaws are known to lay on their side on the ground to draw attention to themselves. In addition, when acting aggressively towards a competitor or predator, they create a loud voice and flap their wings to scare the predator away. Habitat The spix's macaw lives mainly woodlands along seasonal creeks. the ground is covered with rich soil filled with juicy worms and other insects. The place that the spix's macaws lives is also called a ‘caatinga’ Reproduction Spix's macaws are monogamous and mate for life.There are usually two or three young per nest. They hatch with much smaller than other macaws of a similar size, so adults must feed their young much more often. Spix's macaws have a fledgling period of 2 months, but once they have left the next, the young are still fed by parents for up to 3 months. In food, the parents provide protection and are very aggressive during breeding season. when threatened, the birds have been known to lay on the ground on their sides to draw attention away from the nest.
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