Documenting nature in the Amazon through photographs and sketches

Blue-and-Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)

I made this sketch while visiting the zoo at the Tropical Hotel in Manaus.  I really like macaws, sometimes I see scarlet macaws flying by, usually I see a couple of them.  Blue-and-Yellow Macaws are not considered endangered, however, as with other macaws and parrots, their numbers are diminishing gradually.  The main reasons are habitat loss and the capture for use as pets.


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