glaucous macaw (Anodorhynchus glaucus)
Early illustration of the Glaucous Macaw illustration from Bourjot Saint-Hilaire, 1837-1838.
Author Bourjot Saint-Hilaire
The glaucous macaw (Anodorhynchus glaucus) is a large, all-blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws. This macaw, generally believed to be extinct, was closely related to Lear's macaw A. leari and the hyacinth macaw A. hyacinthinus. In Guaraní, it was called guaa-obi after its vocalizations. Order: Psittaciformes, Family: Psittacidae, Genus: Anodorhynchus, Species: Anodorhynchus glaucus (Vieillot, 1816).