AnAge entry for Ara macao

Classification (HAGRID: 02015)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Ara
Species
Ara macao
Common name
Scarlet macaw

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
33 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One female was still alive after 33 years in captivity but it rarely flew probably because of its age; it bred with a 32 year-old male for 22 years, until both were nearly 30 years of age [0669]. There are various anecdotal reports of animals living longer, though, including one report of an animal living 37.1 years [0986] and one specimen living to be 64 years of age [0575]. 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
1,040 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.12 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 177665
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 176014
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