Véronique Caradec - Arara-verde
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Specie: Ara militaris
Description: With its exuberant coloring, the Ara militaris is a 70 to 85 centimeter bird that can be found in South American countries and also in Mexico. Its plumage is normally green with extremities of an intense blue, contrasting with the red plumage that it has above its beak. The featherless area on its face is pink, but when aroused it becomes redder. The iris can vary from a yellowish hue to light blue. Their diet consists mainly of seeds, but also includes fruits and leaves.
Although its conservation status in the wild is regarded as vulnerable, it is still commonly found in the pet trade industry. It is estimated that Ara militaris only have a breeding population of 2,000 to 7,000 individuals and this number continues to decline.
Category: Nature illustration
Technique: Acrylic and colored pencils
Size: 29,7 x 42,0 cm