The Spix's Macaw in aviculture

Keeping and breeding of the Spix’s macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii)

A report by Dr. Josef Hämmerli published in the Swiss birdkeepers' magazine Gefiederter Freund in May 1991 and translated by the website editor

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Vogelpark Walsrode places Spix's Macaw in breeding program

An article by Steffen Patzwahl, published in a.f.a Watchbird, USA (Issue June/July 1991, Volume XVIII, Number 3,

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Breeding the Spix's macaw Cyanopsitta spixii at Loro Parque

Tenerife. An article by Tony Silva in the International Zoo Year Book (1994)  Pp 176-180

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4 years after the new pairs were formed the Spix's Macaws start to breed

A report in the June/September 1999 issue (Pages 12-15) of Cyanopsitta, the newsletter of the Loro Parque Foundation, Teneriffe.

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News on the Spix’s Macaws at Loro Parque by Miguel Bueno, Curator of Birds, Loro Parque

Published on the Blue Macaws website on 23rd May, 2000 this is my translation of an article that was published in the March 2000 issue of the German magazine Papageien

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Re-pairing of the Spix's macaws at Loro Parque Fundación

A report in the December 2001 (No.63, Page 19) issue of Cyanopsitta, the official newsletter of the Loro Parque Fundación

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A journey to Brazil for the Spix's Macaw

A report in Cyanopsitta, the newsletter of Loro Parque Fundación. No. 72 - March 2004, Pages 18-19.

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Loro Parque Fundación jumps for joy: Spix's Macaw hatched

A press release from Loro Parque (June 2004).

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Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD) in Spix's Macaws (Cyanopsitta spixii)

DISEASE IN SPIX’S MACAWS proceeding of the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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Spix’s macaw Cyanopsitta spixii transfer

A press release by Al-Wabra Wildlife Conservation in October 2005

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Can Germany contribute to the conservation of the Spix's macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii)

A statement by the Bundesamt für Naturschutz (Federal Agency for Nature Conservation) published in Papageien in February 2006.  

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Managing the world's largest population of Spix's Macaws

A presentation by Ryan Watson at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Federation of Aviculture, Los Angeles, July 2007

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Latest News

  • Tuesday 9th July 2024

    There is a short interesting article in the July 2024 issue of the German magazine "Papageien" about the setting up of a nature conservation centre for Spix’s Macaws  in the São Paulo zoo. Under the guidance of biologist Fernanda ... 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)