Red-shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

red-shouldered_macaw
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

red-shouldered_macaw
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

red-shouldered_macaw
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~33.5 cm (13.1 in). The Red-shouldered Macaw has a bluish forehead. The bill is bicolored (pale culmen and black mandible). It has reduced bare skin around the eyes with no lines. The leading edge of the wings, on the shoulder area, are red.  It is one of the four medium-sized macaws.  See, Red-bellied Macaw and Chestnut-fronted Macaw.

Status: The Red-shouldered Macaw is known in Peru only from the Pampas del Heath is extreme southeast Peru, where it is uncommon. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Guacamayo Enano.

Sub-species: Red-shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis longipennis), Neumann, 1931.

Meaning of Name: Diopsittaca: Gr. dios = noble; and psittakë = parrot. nobilis: L. nobilis noble, famous, renowned.

See more of the Family Psittacidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.