Red-fronted Macaw Ara rubrogenys

  • © Paul B. Jones

The Red-fronted Macaw is a large charismatic macaw which, due its extremely restricted range, is highly endangered. It is only found in the arid semi-desert, intermontane valleys of three rivers in the Andes of central Bolivia. In these valleys it inhabits fairly undisturbed dry forest. This habitat that was once found throughout the inter-Andean valleys of Bolivia, but in the preceding centuries has been highly degraded, resulting in the macaw’s restricted distribution and small, declining population. In its three valleys the Red-fronted Macaw is still common and can most readily be seen at its nests,which are situated in the crevices of large cliffs, often over river courses.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Red-fronted Macaw (Ara rubrogenys), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: