Wagler managed to keep the various descriptions on the blue macaws separate in this slim volume, which was highly regarded in the early part of the 19th century.
Arara hyacinthinus Spix Av. Bras l.t,23 (fig. bona)
Rostrum pro avis mole subparvum, laeve; maxillae culmen rotundatum, ante apicem subsinuatum; mandibula mediocris, pagina antica rotundata, ante apicem recto-truncatum subemarginata; irides albicantes; pedes unguesque nigri; cauda admodum elongata, lanceolata; alae amplae, longae. Longitudo 181/2", caudae 9" 10'", alae 63/4", rostri ad frontem 1" 5"', tarsi 9"', digiti antici externi excluso ungue, 131/4"'. Habitat gregaria in Brasilia versus flumen Amazonum. [Mus. Monac.).
Thursday 7th November 2019
Loro Parque Foundation has reintroduced six Lear’s into the wild in Brazil
I read a report on the blog page of the Loro Parque Foundation published in February 2018 that they sent six Lears bred in Loro Parque in Tenerife to Brazil in August 2017 to be reintroduced into the wild there. They have managed to adapt to ... Read More »
" Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret "
( If you drive out nature with a pitchfork, she will soon find a way back)
Horace (65-8 BC)