The Lear's Macaw in Aviculture

An article on the Lear's Macaw in the Avicultural Magazine

in the Avicultural Magazine, the Journal of the Avicultural Society by the Rev. Hubert D.ASTLEY published in February 1907 (Vol. V, No. 4, Pages 111-113).

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Entry on the Lear\\\'s Macaw in Parrots and Parrot-like Birds

in Parrots and Parrot-like Birds in Aviculture published by the Marquess of TAVISTOCK in the 1920s.

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Breeding Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) at the Busch Gardens (Tampa, Florida)

by Ed BISH (Curator of Psittacines)). Published in the Avicultural Magazine 1985 (Conservation Special Double Issue (Vol. 91, pages 30-31).

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News on the captive management of the Lear’s Macaw

by David Waugh and Matthias Reinschmidt, Loro Parque Fundación. Issued December 2006

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Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP) is proud to announce the successful breeding of three critically endangered Lear’s Macaws (Anodorhynchus leari).

A press release by Ryan Watson, Blue Macaw Coordinator, AWWP, Qatar

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The first sensational breeding of Lear's Macaw in Europe

A press release on breeding successes with the Lear's Macaw  issued by Loro Parque Fundacion on 8th June 2007

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Captive husbandry of the Lear’s Macaw at Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation

A presentation by Ryan Watson at the 33rd Annual Convention of the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA), Los Angeles, July 2007  

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Lear's Macaw Studbook as at 31st December 2016

I have just received the Lear's Macaw studbook from Jurong Park and put it here for your information. 

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Lear’s Macaw studbook December 2018

Here is the Lear’s Macaw studbook as at 31st December 2018. There were 166 Lear’s Macaws in captivity.

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Latest News

  • Wednesday 7th June 2023
    Update on windfarm situation

    An article appeared in the March 2023 issue of the German "Papageien" magazine with the source being given as Birdlife International. You can access the translation of the article under the content page of Lear’s Macaws in the Wild. 

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 " 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)