Parrots (Psittacidae)

Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) - HBW 4, p. 420

French: Ara bleu German: Ararauna Spanish: Guacamayo Azulamarillo
Other common names: Blue-and-gold Macaw

Taxonomy: Psittacus Ararauna Linnaeus, 1758, South America = Pernambuco.

Distribution: E Panama through Colombia E to S Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil, and S to W & E Ecuador, E Peru and NE Bolivia; formerly occurred on Trinidad, and apparently also in Paraguay and N Argentina. Also listed for W Ecuador, where probably extinct.