Lear's Macaw in the wild

The origin of the Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) discovered. A letter from Prof. Helmut SICK

Published in "Gefiederte Welt (Issue 9/79).

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Discovery of the home of the Indigo Macaw in Brazil, with notes on field identification of

By Helmut SICK and Dante Martins TEXEIRA. Published in "American Birds" in March 1980, Vol. 34, No. 2 pp118-19, 212.

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About the blue macaws, especially the Lear's Macaw

By Helmut SICK, Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Published in Conservation of New World Parrots (Pages 440-443), the Proceedings of the ICBP Parrot Working Group Meeting in St. Lucia, 1980.

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Extract on Lear's Macaw from the The Current Distribution and Status of Mainland Neotropical Parrots

by Robert S. RIDGELY published in Conservation of New World Parrots(Pages 240-1), the Proceedings of the ICBP Parrot Working Group Meeting on St. Lucia in 1980.

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Field observations on the Indigo Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), a highly endangered species from northeastern Brazil

by Carlos YAMASHITA. Published in the Wilson Bulletin ( 99(2) 1987 pp. 280-2)

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The Quest for the Blue Bird - An interview with Professor Helmut Sick

by Roland SEITRE. Published in Terre Sauvage, April, 1990.

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The Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari)

by Roland SEITRE. Published in Papageien 5/92 September/October.

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Entry on the Lear's Macaw in Threatened Birds of the Americas

by N.J.COLLAR, L.P GONZAGA, N.KRABBE, A.Madroño NIETO, L.G. NARANJO, T.A.PARKER III and D.C.WEGE. Published at the end of 1992 by the Smithsonian Institution Press of Washington and London in cooperation with the International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

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The Lear\'s Macaw - A new parrot drama?

by Thomas ARNDT. Published in WP-magazine, Germany Issue 4/95 (October/November/December)

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An unforgettable experience with Lear's Macaws at Toca Velha

by Tony PITTMAN. Published in the Parrot Society Magazine, January 1999, Vol. XXXIII, Pages 3-7.

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Project report on compensation for damage to corn plantations 2015

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The Lear's Macaw. A booklet with essential information and project proposals

Produced by the Committee for the Recovery and Management of the Lear's Macaw. Edited by Ninian RICHARDSON and published in 1999 by UVPACK Editora.

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Journey to the Raso da Catarina, Brazil

A travel report by Karin and Heinz LAMBERT, Schafflund, Germany. Published in the January 2002 issue of Papageien and translated by Tony Pittman, editor and publisher of the Blue Macaws website

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The future's bright, the future's blue. The Lear's Macaw and its conservation

A report by Sam WILLIAMS published in Parrots in February 2002 (Issue 61, Pages 24-33)

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Project Report on compensation for damage to corn plantings - 2013

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Project for indemnification for damage to corn plantings by lear’s macaws (2014)

Sub-project of evaluation of damages and estimates of harm done to the corn fields

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Project for indemnification for damage to corn plantings by lear’s macaws (2015)

Sub-project of evaluation of damages and estimates of harm done to the corn fields

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  • Friday 20th October 2017

    I've just received an amazing pdf presentation by João Marcos Rosa and Gustavo Nolasco. I've put it on the website under Lear''s Macaw in "Historical Documents and Naturalists Travel Accounts". 

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