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The images below of Spix's Macaws in the wild were taken when Thomas Arndt and I visited the project in April 1995, one month after the female had been re-released into the wild. She disappeared later that year, therefore some of these images may be unique

The released female in flight (April 1995)

The remaining male in the wild with the female Illiger's Macaw with which it is bonded(Ara maracana)

The last remaining three Spix's Mcaws known in the wild (1986). Shortly afterwards two were trapped and illegally exported to Europe

Female Spix's Macaw perching in a tree near the research station (April 1995)

A really nice image of the female on a branch with the shortened tail electronically restored. (April 1995)

Typical caatinga landscape with stunted trees and thorny bushes in April

The creek along which the nesting trees of the Spix's Macaw grow

favela fruits, main food of the Spix's Macaw

pinhão, another important food source for the Spix's Macaw

Spix's Macaw in captivity in Brazil

A young Spix's Macaw bred at Loro Parque in Teneriffe

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