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Hyacinth Macaw

Papercraft kit : The Hyacinth macaw, the biggest macaw in beautiful cobalt blue.

Rare Animals of the World

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Rare animal of the world, The Amazon series No.5. The Hyacinth Macaw, one of the largest members of its family, is on the Red List of species facing extinction.

We created a paper craft model of this beautiful cobalt blue bird. Download the instructions yourself, and have some fun!

Download - Parts sheet & InstructionsThis data was released in July, 2005.

Hyacinth Macaw - Animal Guide

  • Hyacinth Macaw - Psittacidae Family
  • Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
  • Length : 100 cm / Weight : 1.5 kg
  • 2016 Edition of the RED LIST categories : Vulnerable [VU]

The Hyacinth Macaw is the biggest member of the Psittacidae family, with a bright cobalt blue body and dazzling splashes of yellow around its eyes and beak. It's long tail and large pointed beak are also characteristic.
The Hyacinth Macaw's main source of nutrition is the palm nut. It cracks open the nuts with its hard beak, eats the flesh, and drinks the juice. (A single Hyacinth Macaw is said to eat 350 palm nuts a day.)
They generally eat at the tops of trees, occasionally flying down to the ground to pick up fallen fruits.
They live in pairs or small families. They nest in holes in palm and other trees in river basins and hatch and raise two to three young at once, which leave the nest generally after about four months.


Hyacinth Macaws live in the forests and marshes of central Brazil in South America. They generally live out their lives in a single place.
They are characterized by living in the same place, although they have been known to travel long distances in search of food. The Hyacinth Macaw is traded as a pet, and has been over-hunted for stuffing or for use of its beautiful blue feathering in jewelry, as well as for food. It is calculated that over 10,000 of these birds were traded in the 1980s. The rainforests are also being cut down in order to exploit the land for agriculture, so lack of habitat is also one reason for the decline in the Hyacinth Macaw?s numbers. Currently, there are only between 2,500 and 10,000 of these birds living in the wild today. In response, the Brazilian government has direct major efforts to protect this endangered species.

About Red List

The Red List is the material prepared by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) classifying various threatened wild animals of the world and reporting their present habitat status.

The List evaluates the extinction risk level of each individual species from a biological viewpoint, but it possesses no legal power to enforce regulations concerning threatened species. The Red List is broadly employed as fundamental information in advancing the preservation of threatened wild animals.

Referring to the original Red List, the Environment Agency of Japan has compiled the Japanese edition of the List listing threatened taxa inhabiting Japan.

2016 Edition of the RED LIST CATEGORIES and classified as follows:
Extinct EX No known individuals remaining.
Extinct in the Wild EW Known only to survive in captivity, or as a naturalized population outside its historic range.
Critically Endangered CR Extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.
Endangered EN High risk of extinction in the wild.
Vulnerable VU High risk of endangerment in the wild.
Near Threatened NT Likely to become endangered in the near future.
Least Concern LC Lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at-risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
Data Deficient DD Not enough data to make an assessment of its risk of extinction.
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