Articles from AFA Watchbird
Article about the transfer of a Spix's macaw held at that time at Walsrode Bird Park in Germany to Brazil
My apologies for not putting information on-line recently. There's been quite a bit going on, much of which needed and still needs checking out. It appears that the Spix's Macaw Recovery Committee has requested Loro Parque to surrender the Spix's Macaws in its care, including those bred there. Seven macaws are involved. Two - one male, one female - left Tenerife last week and are now at ACTP in Germany. Four more are scheduled to travel to Brazil soon to the NEST breeding facility. More on this very soon.
I have also discovered an article in a.f.a Watchbird written by Steffen Patzwahl 22 years ago about the transfer of a Spix's macaw held at that time at Walsrode Bird Park in Germany to Brazil. You can access this article here. I am also including a short article by David Waugh, published in a.f.a Watchbird in September/October 1997 on the hybridisation of the Spix's macaw. The scientific paper published on this aspect in 2001 can be read here. An slightly earlier paper on the same topic may be accessed here.