Check List 18(3): 563-569, doi: 10.15560/18.3.563
An important new record of Military Macaw, Ara militaris (Linnaeus, 1766) (Psittacidae), in Santo Domingo Narro, Oaxaca, Mexico
expand article infoGilberto Pozo-Montuy, Licet Olguín-Hernández§, José G. Téllez Torres|
‡ Conservación de la Biodiversidad del Usumacinta A.C., Emiliano Zapata, Mexico§ Biólogos Conservando A.C., Puebla, Mexico| Biologos Conservando A.C., Puebla, Mexico
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Military Macaw, Ara militaris (Linnaeus, 1766), is in danger of extinction in Mexico and Vulnerable internationally. We recorded a new locality with a notable presence of this species and identified its nocturnal resting site by the Tehuantepec River, near the community of Santo Domingo Narro in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. We discuss the importance of considering this population as different from those previously identified in Oaxaca state and discuss the threats to this species’ conservation and implications for its survival at Santo Domingo Narro and in the region.

Conservation, Mitla–Tehuantepec highway, roosting site, Tehuantepec River