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Sharon Mau (sharonmau)

Beauty is an Enchanted Soul - Hyacinth Macaw - Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

by Sharon Mau

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My mind likes long journeys . . My heart loves uncharted shores . . . Sri Chinmoy

Beauty is an Enchanted Soul
სილამაზე Enchanted სული

. he is sweet with a fascinating intelligence and ability to communicate . very independent and calm . . and I am so amazed how big he is . such a beautiful boy . the very large and exotic Blue Hyacinth Macaw is very rare . . I love his deep blue colours . the brilliant yellow characteristic accents and stay clear of that formidable beak . giving him plenty of space allows him to relax and be an observer . I speak softly to him and he smiles . posing for me . they are marvelously expressive . . as he gazes at my camera . I believe he wonders at his own reflection in the lens . . .

Species: Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
Status: Endangered
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Anodorhynchus
Species: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Native to the forests of central South America, the Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world

The Hyacinth Macaw is also known as the hyacinthine macaw
They average about 42 inches in length with a wingspan of almost 4 feet.
In the wild, they live in small family groups except when feeding and roosting for the night. At these times, the hyacinths typically band together in flocks from 10 to 100 birds.
They nest in hollow trunks of Manduvi trees in the Pantanal of South America and in trees and cliffs in certain areas of northeast Brazil.
Hyacinths typically lay 1 to 3 white eggs. Sexual maturity is reached between 4 to 7 years of age. In all nesting areas, there has been severe habitat loss in the wild and the hyacinth macaw is on the endangered species list as a result.

Their huge beak is designed to open and eat hard palm nuts. The lower mandible acts as a chisel to split the nuts open and the upper mandible is used as a crushing surface.

References The Blue Macaws website
BirdLife International (2004). Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 10 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map, a brief justification of why this species is endangered, and the criteria used
del Hoyo et al., 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 4.
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Catru commented on September 16, 2012 5:37am
LOVE it Sharon, beatiful colours in this macaw portrait!!!
Susan Weller commented on September 16, 2012 6:22am
Wonderful, love the colors!
art64 commented on September 16, 2012 6:42am
Monica Ortel ❖ commented on September 16, 2012 9:25am
love the texture you used; beautiful bird too!
LudaNayvelt commented on September 16, 2012 11:24am
stunning, Sharon
David Turner commented on September 16, 2012 12:10pm
Fantastic colour!
RichCaspian commented on September 18, 2012 3:36am
great shot, the background color and texture are great with the birds color, love your work!
Steffi Louis finds&art commented on September 18, 2012 3:36am
lovely bird & pic!
Nzinga.Mbandi commented on September 18, 2012 3:44am
A beauty, yes!
Eric Fan commented on September 21, 2012 1:38pm
lovely! my dad has a pair of these beautiful parrots. they're master escape artists!
Sharon Mau commented on September 21, 2012 1:42pm
╰⊰✿ . •.¸☆ ☆¸.• thank you everyone . he is very beautiful . so sweet and intelligent •.¸☆ ☆¸.• . ✿⊱╮
tarrby commented on September 24, 2012 11:38pm
Excellent image.
Sharon Mau commented on October 7, 2012 1:48pm
. thank you :)
EbiEmporium commented on October 11, 2012 2:02am
Sharon, this is such an awesome piece! It looks like the little guy is smiling for you :D Hehe.
Sharon Mau commented on November 29, 2012 3:25pm
. ╰⊰✿ . •.¸☆ ☆¸.• he is smiling . . this beautiful boy is so sweet . . I love the magnificent blue (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or Hyacinthine Macaw . . they are a joy to see, super intelligent and so large it is amazing . . Aloha •.¸☆ ☆¸.• . ✿⊱╮
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