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Estrada Parque Transpantaneira
Rodovia MT-060, Km33 - Poconé - MT - Brasil

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Preserving the Hyacinth Macaws

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The Northern Pantanal, due to its characteristic of practically untouched large areas that lead to an incredible abundance of wildlife, is one of the last refuges of the largest Brazilian macaw.

 

It is worth noting that one of the favorite places for Hyacinth Macaws dormitory on the farm are large trees near the lodge, such as Manduvis (Sterculia striata) and Tarumeiros (Vitex cymosa), as well as Carandás (Copernicia alba) and Acuris (Scheelea phalerata), much appreciated by these birds with strong and specialized beaks to break the coconuts and reach for the nuts inside.

 

There was also, just by the corral near the apartments of the tourists, a tree hollow with a nest already used for years by a couple. Once, this nest was invaded by ants, expelling the chick, that was found lying on the ground, but alive. Promptly, a wooden "house" was built on the nearest tree, where the young bird was accommodated and could continue to be cared for by the parents (it survived and is already an adult), who in the next breed used the original nest again. The tree ended up falling a few years ago, but the macaws today have more and more options to build their nests.

 

Over the last years, a work has been carried out in mapping and planting new tree seedlings, to provide sustenance to wildlife and also for nests of the Hyacinth Macaws, especially Manduvi trees.