Birds Are Wildlife

Blue-Throated Macaws: A Rediscovered Species

On Endangered Species Day, I think of a bold baby bird I met a decade ago

Baby Blue-Throated Macaws Out of the Nextbox (Briefly) to be sexed in Bolivia, April, 2011
Baby Blue-Throated Macaws Out of the Nextbox (Briefly) to be sexed in Bolivia, April, 2011
Photos taken in April 2011 at a nest box where the local technicians were monitoring a breeding pair of endangered Blue-Throated Macaws: These babies were briefly removed from the nest box so each could donate a sample for DNA/gender testing / Photos by the Author