Yellow-collared Macaw Primolius auricollis

  • © Cláudio Dias Timm

The Yellow-collared Macaw is a handsomely colored resident of northeastern Bolivia, northern Paraguay, east-central and southwest Brazil and northern Argentina. Primarily green, Yellow-collared Macaws have a bare white facial patch, a blackish green forehead and nape, a narrow yellow collar which reaches to the sides of its breast, blue on the primaries and primary coverts and a red and blue tail. These parrots can be found in gallery woodland in Pantanal, deciduous Chaco woodland, agricultural plots and ranchland and humid tropical forest. Flocking behavior has been observed in Yellow-collared Macaws outside of their breeding season, fueling the suggestion that these birds undergo local seasonal movements.

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

Recommended Citation

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