Cuban macaw (Ara tricolor)
- 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.
Classified as Extinct (EX) on the IUCN Red List (1).
Information on the Cuban macaw is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
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IUCN Red List (September, 2009)