Cuban macaw (Ara tricolor)

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Cuban macaw, museum specimen
IUCN Red List species status – Extinct EXTINCT

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  • Sadly the Cuban macaw is now Extinct because of the destruction of nesting trees and hunting for food.
  • As its name suggests, the Cuban macaw was endemic to Cuba.
  • The Cuban macaw lived in forests and nested in large holes in trees.
  • It is thought that the Cuban macaw fed on palm seeds.
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Cuban macaw description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittacidae
GenusAra (1)

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Cuban macaw status

Classified as Extinct (EX) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Extinct

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Cuban macaw, museum specimen  
Cuban macaw, museum specimen

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