Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Bechstein, 1811)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4abcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because extensive habitat destruction and capture for the cagebird trade are causing extremely rapid and continuing population declines. These threats have had such a significant impact that the total population is now very small.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Fundación Jocotoco

Population size: 500-1000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,100,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ara ambiguus. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.