Entry on the Glaucous Macaw in Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws

(Page 145) by Edward. J.BOOSEY published in 1956.

(Website biographical information: Edward. J.Boosey founded the Keston Foreign Bird Farm in Kent, England with Alec Brooksbank in 1927, which became famous for its extensive breeding stock of parrots and parakeets, especially cockatoos and macaws and he was regarded as the leading authority in the breeding of the latter. At the time the above book was published he was Vice-President of the Avicultural Society and a regular contributor to the Society's magazine as well as other avicultural publications. He worked closely with Hastings Russell, the then Marquess of Tavistock and later 12th Duke of Bedford, and produced the eight plates published in Tavistock's Parrots and Parrot-like Birds in Aviculture in the 1920s.

GLAUCOUS MACAW

Anodorhycus (sic) glaucus

The feathers are slaty-blue, brightest on the rump. There is a patch of yellow skin on the cheek and the bill is black.

Total length: 29 inches.
Habitat: southern Brazil.

The Glaucous Macaw is very seldom imported into Europe but doubtless its character and requirements would be much the same as those of the other blue macaws.

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