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Indian Peafowl Feathers. Credit: USFWS

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Amazon Mask
Credit: USFWS.

Amazon Mask

Common Name: Scarlet Macaw and Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Scientific Name: Ara macao and Ara ararauna
Protected Status: CITES - App. I (Scarlet Macaw); CITES - App. II (Blue-and-yellow Macaw)
Laboratory Section: Morphology
What’s the Story? This close-up of a tribal mask from the Amazon shows the feathers of Scarlet Macaw and Blue-and-yellow Macaw. While it is legal for native tribes to make and use these culturally important objects, their international trade is strictly regulated.


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