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Blue Macaw Parrot Known From The Movie ‘Rio’ Is Now Officially Extinct

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According to a new study, at least eight bird species are most likely to have died out in recent years. Among them is the star from the film “Rio”.

In the animated film “Rio” they fought for survival – in reality, the parrots of the species Spix’s Macaw did not make it. They no longer exist in the wild. Some of the specimens, which only occurred in Brazil and have a bright blue plumage, still live in captivity today. In addition to the Spix’s Macaw, at least seven other bird species have most probably or certainly died out in recent years.

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Blue Macaw Parrots
This is the result of a new study by the organization BirdLife International. According to the Red List of Endangered Species, about 187 bird species have disappeared worldwide since 1500. The causes of this rapid decline include the introduction of invasive species, hunting and deforestation, as reported by the organization in Cambridge, UK. Five of the eight recently affected bird species came from South America.

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