Arara-azul-de-lear

arara azul de learThe Arara-azul-de-lear (Anodorhynchus leari) – Macaw of Lear is a bird in the Psittacidae family, originally found in the Caatinga biome forests, rarely seen and their conservation status is critical. It  was first described only 30 years and recently estimated that there are still some 1000 individuals in nature, thanks to their efforts toward their conservation. Restricted to the Caatinga biome, the Arara-azul-de-lear is one of the lesser known Brazilian birds and more endangered. Arara-azul-de-lear is much alike the Arara (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) but more active, much smaller. This parrot becomes mature for breeding at 3 years. Usually two cubs are born at a time and after the birth they are about 3 months in the nest under the care of parents, even venturing out on the first flight. Feeding areas are determined by concentrations of Licuri palms (Syagrus coronata) amid tall trees, this comes from the fact that the flock of Arara-azul-de-lear is perched on a tall tree as individuals depart for an inspection and then the whole gang goes to the site and then come down and enjoy the areas of coconuts trees or fallen on the ground, the main item in the diets of these macaws.