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Great Green Macaw

Ara ambiguus (Bechstein, 1811)

The Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus) also known as Buffon's Macaw or the Great Military Macaw, is a Central and South American parrot found in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. Two allopatric subspecies are recognized, the nominate subspecies is found in Central America to northern Colombia, while A. a. guayaquilensis is found in western Ecuador and possibly south-western Colombia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Psittaciformes
Family:
  Psittacidae
Genus:
  Ara

Scientific:
  Ara ambiguus

Citation:
  (Bechstein, 1811)

Reference:
  Allg.Uebers.Vogel[Latham] 4 1 p.65

Protonym:
  Psittacus ambiguus

Avibase ID:
  8C233878DD178E5C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8C233878

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 714033


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Ara ambiguus ambiguus: E Honduras to nw Colombia
  • Ara ambiguus guayaquilensis: W Ecuador and adjacent sw Colombia
English:
Great Green Macaw
Czech:
ara zelený
German:
Bechsteinara
Danish:
Stor Soldaterara
Spanish:
Guacamayo Ambiguo
Finnish:
panamanara
French:
Ara de Buffon
Italian:
Ara verde
Japanese:
hiwakongouinko
Japanese:
ヒワコンゴウインコ
Dutch:
Buffons Ara
Norwegian:
Gladiatorara
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gladiatorara
Polish:
ara oliwkowa
Portuguese:
Arara-militar-grande
Russian:
Солдатский ара
Slovak:
ara olivová
Swedish:
större soldatara
Ukrainian:
Ара нікарагуанський
Chinese:
大绿金刚鹦鹉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Ara de Buffon ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Ara de Buffon ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Buffon's Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Buffon's Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Buffon's Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Buffon's Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Ara ambigua [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Ara ambigua [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Ara ambigua [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambigua) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Great Green Macaw ( Ara ambiguus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ara ambiguus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ara ambiguus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ara [militaris or ambiguus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Guacamai ambigu, Guacamai verd gros
Czech: Ara zelený
Danish: Stor Soldaterara
German: Bechsteinara, Bechstein-Ara, Grosser Soldatenara
English: Buffon's Macaw, Grand Military Macaw, Great Green Macaw, Green Macaw
English (IOC): Great Green Macaw
Spanish: Great Green Macaw, Guacamaya Verdelimón, Guacamayo Ambiguo, Guacamayo de Cara Blanca, Guacamayo verde mayor, Guara verde, Lapa Verde
Spanish (Colombia): Guacamaya Verdelimón, Gucamaya verde limón
Spanish (Costa Rica): Guacamayo verde mayor, Lapa Verde
Spanish (Ecuador): Guacamayo Verde Mayor
Spanish (Spain): Guacamayo Ambiguo
Spanish (HBW): Great Green Macaw
Spanish (Honduras): Guara verde
Spanish (Nicaragua): Guacamayo Verde Mayor
Spanish (Panama): Guacamaya Verde
Estonian: suur-soldataara
Finnish: Panamanara
French: Ara de Buffon, Grand Ara vert
Hungarian: nagy katonaara
Italian: Ara di Buffon, Ara verde
Japanese: hiwakongouinko
Japanese: ヒウァコンゴウインコ, ヒワコンゴウインコ
Scientific: Ara ambigua, Ara ambiguus, Ara ambiguus ambiguus, Psittacus ambiguus
Lithuanian: Ekvadorinė ara
Dutch: Buffon-ara, Buffons Ara
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gladiatorara
Norwegian: Gladiatorara, Soldatara, Stor soldatara
Polish: ara oliwkowa
Portuguese: Arara-militar-grande
Russian: Солдатский ара
Slovak: ara olivová
Serbian: Velika zelena ara
Swedish: Större soldatara
Turkish: Büyük Yeşil Ara
Ukrainian: Ара нікарагуанський
Chinese: 大绿金刚鹦鹉
Chinese (Traditional): 大綠麥鷍

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