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Parrots (Psittacidae)

Chestnut-fronted Macaw (Ara severa) - HBW 4, p. 425

French: Ara vert German: Rotbugara Spanish: Guacamayo Severo
Other common names: Severe Macaw

Taxonomy: Psittacus severus Linnaeus, 1758, Indies; error = Amazon River.
Usually treated as comprising two races, with W populations (castaneifrons) being marginally larger, but differences likely to be clinal. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Panama and Colombia S and E through Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia to C & NE Brazil, Venezuela and the Guianas.