Military Macaw Ara militaris

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1766)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because levels of habitat loss and capture for the cagebird trade indicate that there is a continuing rapid population decline. Its future ought to be secured by the large number of national parks in which it occurs, but many of these currently provide ineffective protection and much of the species's range, at least in Mexico, falls outside the protected area network.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Fundación Jocotoco

Population size: 2000-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 10,300,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ara militaris. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.