Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador
Status: The Military Macaw is rare to uncommon on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 600-1500 m. It is also rare in northwest Peru, where it may be a seasonal visitor. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Guacamayo Militar.
Sub-species: Military Macaw (Ara militaris militaris), Linnaeus, 1766.
Meaning of Name: Ara: Tupi Brazilian Indian, name to designate several parrot species. militaris= L. In allusion to the red forehead and green plumage resembling a military uniform.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.