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an Illiger’s macaw parrot
November 15, 2015

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Preening brings out the coy side of a blue-winged macaw, also known as an Illiger's macaw. Found in the wild in parts of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the small parrot is classified as near threatened by the IUCN. Habitat loss and the pet trade have contributed to its shrinking numbers.

This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest.

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Photograph by Trudy Walden

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