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1 December 2007 OBSERVATIONS OF THE MILITARY MACAW (ARA MILITARIS) IN NORTHERN OAXACA, MÉXICO
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We report observations of a population of Military Macaws (Ara militaris) within the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve in northern Oaxaca, Mexico during 2002–2004. Macaws used a series of barrancas for roosting and nesting, and foraged widely in surrounding areas. Most of the population of ∼100 individuals could be counted flying to or from the major roosting areas of El Sabino Canyon and Barranca de Las Guacamayas. Reproduction appeared to be restricted to vertical cliffs of El Sabino Canyon. Most movements were associated with seasonal foraging and depended upon availability of fruits.

Carlos Bonilla-Ruz, Gladys Reyes-Macedo, and Rufina García "OBSERVATIONS OF THE MILITARY MACAW (ARA MILITARIS) IN NORTHERN OAXACA, MÉXICO," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(4), 729-732, (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.1676/06-116.1
Received: 26 August 2006; Accepted: 1 March 2007; Published: 1 December 2007
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