AnAge entry for Ara ararauna

Classification (HAGRID: 02012)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Ara
Species
Ara ararauna
Common name
Blue and yellow macaw

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
43 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 575
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There are anecdotal records of animals kept as pets living over 50 years but none have been confirmed. In captivity, these animals have been known to breed from about 8 years of age [0979].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
1,030 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.126 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 177661
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9226
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