Read about a new scientific study (from 2019), which now also based on genetic analyzes confirms that there are two - and only two - subspecies of the Scarlet
Macaw (Ara macao) and there is actually a large genetic difference between them.
The new scientific study occurs technically complicated,
so I have adapted it into an abbreviated - and commented - form with a focus on a number of findings, which I consider to be among the most important highlights.
The article is dedicated to serious aviculturists (read: nerds)
who are more than commonly interested in the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), and who keep - and breed - these magnificent birds in large aviaries as a hobby.
Please be aware that key parts of the article
may be difficult to access, unless you have a prior basic knowledge of genetics and related concepts.
It has been suggested that this article - as an exception for articles published on www.birdkeeper.dk - should be in English, so that aviculturists outside Denmark, who specialize in these birds, also have the opportunity to benefit from the article.
Click on the
button on the photo above of the Scarlet Macaw to read the article.
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