There are currently around 175 blue macaws remaining on the planet. This includes all subspecies of the iconic bird, including the Mangrove Macaw, Saffron Macaw and Military Green Macaw.
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There are currently around 200,000-220,000 hyacinth macaws left in the world. This number decreases every year due to habitat destruction and illegal poaching for their feathers and beaks. In 2022, there may only be about 100,000-120,000 hyacinth macaws remaining in the wild.
As of 2014, there are an estimated 140 to 150 Hyacinth Macaws left in the world. This is a significant decrease from the 1,000 birds that were estimated to be alive only 2 decades ago. Habitat loss and hunting are largely responsible for these declines, as well as capture for the illegal trade of feathers and beaks. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the hyacinth macaw as one of the 25 most threatened bird species in the world.
A recent report indicates that there are only 83 wild Macaws left in the world. In 2022, this population is projected to be reduced to just 15 birds, representing a 96% reduction in population size since 1979. If current trends continue, these birds may not exist in our lifetime!
The primary threat leading to the decline of these charismatic parrots is avian flu. The virus has killed many birds across the globe and isolated populations of macaws have also been hit hard. Other threats include deforestation, poaching and ingestion of toxic materials such as lead from jewelry and paint. Efforts are being made by conservationists around the world to protect remaining populations of macaws, but if we do not act soon their disappearance from Earth will be inevitable.
There are many different colors of pheasants and these variations depend on the subspecies. captivity populations may also be slightly different due to differences in feed and environment. In general, these colors can include: Albino, Azure Blue, Beige, Chestnut, Cinnamon Bunting (Mother Black), Dusky Crowned Night Heron (DUSKY CROWNED NIGHT HERON%), Eclipse (Red-headed Woodpecker erythrorhynchus hudsonicus), Emerald Green (), Fawn., FireApricot (), Goldensides (), Grayscale (), Health Orange () hormonal imbalance.), Himalayan Raven (). Hunter’sChoiceGold () Hybrid gold lionhead/golden quail
Although not all species or hybrids will exhibit all colors listed above, it is a good idea to be familiar with your bird’s coloring so you can easily identify it if you find it lost.
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