Military Macaw (Ara militaris) - HBW 4, p. 420
French: Ara militaire
Spanish: Guacamayo Militar
Taxonomy: Psittacus militaris Linnaeus, 1766, no locality, Colombia suggested.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with A. ambigua, but in spite of evidence of interbreeding the characters of the two forms are consistently different over their respective ranges. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- mexicana Ridgway, 1915 - Mexico.
- militaris (Linnaeus, 1766) - NW Venezuela, Colombia, E Ecuador and N Peru.
- boliviana Reichenow, 1908 - Bolivia and N Argentina.
- Vulnerable Enlarge map
A close-up of a bird Locality Colombia (ssp militaris)
ProAves 2006 6 years ago 8 sec 4
Two birds flying Locality Colombia (ssp militaris)
ProAves 2006 6 years ago 30 sec 3.9
A bird preening and moving on a perch Locality London Zoo, London, England, Great Britain
Josep del Hoyo 4 November 2005 6 years ago 26 sec 3.9
Two birds in a tree Locality Colombia (ssp militaris)
ProAves 2006 6 years ago 12 sec 3.7
A bird resting in a tree Locality Xaman-Ha Aviary, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp mexicana)
Josep del Hoyo 24 September 2006 5 years ago 27 sec 3.4
A close-up of a bird perched. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany (ssp militaris)
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 3.3
A bird preening and calling. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany (ssp mexicana)
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 33 sec 3
A poor view of a bird feeding and then three of them Locality San Blas, Nayarit State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp mexicana)
Rigdon Currie 31 December 2000 4 years ago 11 sec 1.4