Translocation of blue and gold macaw Ara ararauna into its historical range on Trinidad

  • Published source details Oehler D.A., Boodoo D., Plair B., Kuchinski K., Campbell M., Lutchmedial G., Ramsubage S., Maruska E.J. & Malowski S. (2001) Translocation of blue and gold macaw Ara ararauna into its historical range on Trinidad. Bird Conservation International, 11, 129-141.


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Translocate parrots

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Bird Conservation
  1. Translocate parrots

    A small study (Oehler et al. 2001) following the translocation of 14 blue-and-gold macaws Ara ararauna from Guyana to their former range in Trinidad found that 11 macaws were observed within 51 km of the release site between three and eight months after release, with several travelling in pairs. One individual did not leave the release site and was recaptured. Translocated macaws were tested for papillomavirus, psittacosis, Newcastle’s disease, and avian influenza before transport and provided with supplementary food immediately after release.


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