Blue-headed Macaw Primolius couloni

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The Blue-headed Macaw is a large parrot found in southwestern Amazonia where it occurs at the edge of humid lowland forest and especially along rivers and disturbed, though still forested, areas and is especially easy to see in the foothills of Cusco, Peru. Its distribution is curiously restricted but in general is poorly known and uncommon to rare where present so it is possible that it may range more widely, especially in the wake of the recent deforestation that has occurred in the region. In a region where all large macaws have light colored facial skin, the Blue-head Macaw is distinctive for have dark facial skin which is also quite restricted relative to other macaws.

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

Recommended Citation

Blue-headed Macaw (Primolius couloni), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: