CITES  APPEN 1 A MUST READ               BLUE HEADED MACAWS = copies of legal documentation sent after non refundable deposit. This male is 11 months old. DNA sexed and AFA FL HEAA # CLOSED SS BAND. If this code is not on the closed band the macaw is not my blood line.
BLUE   HEADED MACAWS
  (Propyrrhura couloni )

Other names
Primolius couloni
= Ara couloni Sclater, 1876
= Propyrrhura couloni (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920)
= Coulon's Macaw
3.5 Captive breeding for commercial purposes (outside country of origin)
There are only few data available about breeding for commercial purposes. The World Conservation Monitoring Centre has provided data about international trade with captive bred (second generation) birds (WCMC, 2001). Between 1983 and 2000 around 16 captive bred birds were traded all of them in 1999. Commercial breeding centres on the Philippines and Tenerife produced 37 young  between 1998 and 2001 (Table 2; REINSCHMIDT in litt.; 2001; Bundesamt f?r Naturschutz, 2002).
Table 2: Breeding success of Ara couloni in two commercial breeding centres
1998 1999 2001
Birds International, Philippines 3 14 12
Loro Parque, Tenerife - - 8
Most Blue-headed macaws are in private collections. Breeding records are available from the
Society of Species Conservation and Aviculture (AZ), the largest society for private breeders in Germany. In 1998 six young were produced from two pairs (AZN, 2000). It is not known how many of these and further birds are sold commercially.
 From 1998 to 2001 fourteen confiscated Blue-headed macaws were kept at Fundaci?n ARA, Mexico, where they successfully raised four young. Lack of financial support to Fundaci?n ARA caused that the entire group was moved to Bronx Zoo in 2001 (INIGO-ELIAS in litt.; 2002a). It is planed to establish a breeding programme for conservation purposes for Ara couloni (BRUNING in litt.,2002).
4. Conservation

Does buying young animals provide any assurance that they are captivebred                                                                                                     "where they successfully raised four young"                                                                                                     Evan is one of the four young
or of legal origin?                                                                                                                                                                                                   (above block)    parent raised and imported legally to Bronx Zoo.                                        

Unfortunately, no. Young animals or
eggs could have been removed from the
wild. Their small size makes them
easier to conceal and trade illegally.
Captive-bred animals are not of legal
origin if one of the parents was obtained
illegally.  You can help conservation
efforts by finding out the source of the
animals you purchase and refusing to buy questionable stock.      

Note from Cherane:  All Blue headed Macaws hatched in my aviary have AFA  SS CLOSED LEG BANDS WITH CODE AFA FL HEAA # .  Also documentation with parents ID and offspring ID will MATCH on INVOICE.  

BELOW PICTURE:  Adel and Evan, Blue headed Macaw parents.  Evan hatched as captive born in Mexico and copies of documentation will be given with leg bands (two). Adel hatched at St. Katherines and copies of her documentation will be given with her leg bands.   If the BHM doesn't have my code on the band and has my parents documentation it was copied.
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BLUE -HEADED MACAW BABIES AGES 6 DAYS THROUGH 36 DAYS
                                                                          " Conservation status – Stable, locally common– Blue-headed macaws are listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Fauna and Flora. International trade requires both import and export permits. Blue-headed macaws are uncommon in captivity and availability is very limited in the United States.  Although they are available in Europe, much of the original breeding stock is of questionable legal origin."  Author- Dr. Susan Clubb

                                                                                                    SPECIES PROFILE IN U.S.A.                                           

               Wildlife Survival Center     2001   
A donation from the government of Mexico and the help of Don Bruning, Bronx Zoo chairman and curator of ornithology, 14 blueheaded macaws have taken up residence on the island.
The macaws are the only representatives of their species in the United States.





http://www.wcs.org/media/file/Summer20021.pdf
             Living Institution  2002
The Wildlife Survival Center also celebrated
the first captive hatching in North America of the blue-headed macaw. Our population is the only captive group in the United States. Little is knownabout this “mini-macaw,” which occurs in small,scattered groups in the western Amazon Basin,eastern Peru, and northwestern Bolivia. We are developing a program with field biologists in Peru to investigate the birds’ ecological requirements".

First hatching  Blue Headed Macaw occured in 2002

Microsoft Office Word Document

     C. Pefley Heaven on Earth Avian Acre 2007-2008

Cherane Pefley, Owner of Heaven on Earth Avian Acre became involved with the species by selectively purchasing several diverse genetic bloodlines. This includes captive bred  offspring from the 14 blue headed macaws brought into the United States; thanks to the government of Mexico donation ,and the help of Don Bruning, Bronx Zoo chairman and curator of ornithology. The purpose is to offer for sale genetically diverse, single, and unrelated, pairs. This will assist in the unified long term goal of establishing a viable captive population.

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 C.Pefley  Female Blue Headed Macaw

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 CITES  

Import documentation for the parents  of Blue Headed Macaws offspring when purchased and delivered/pickup
BOTH HATCHED THIRD WEEK OF MARCH, 2009HATCHED MARCH 20,2009 AT HEAVEN ON EARTH AVIAN ACRE.
LICENSED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA FWS SINCE 1990
AND PALM BEACH COUNTY LICENSED.
305.280.9567
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Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction that are or may be affected by trade. Import is prohibited for primarily commercial
purposes unless the animals meet the criteria for bred-in-captivity (see below). A shipment requires both export and import permits, issued only when the purpose of the import
or export will not be detrimental to the species’ survival and the specimens were legally acquired.
Export to an importer establishing a breeding program to sell offspring is considered a commercial purpose.Hatched feb 2009
at HEAVEN ON EARTH AVIAN ACRE

F2 generation Blue Headed Macaws  Heaven On Earth Avian Acre with F3 offspring Febuary, 2009
What is bred in captivity Under CITES?
The terms captive-born, captivehatched,captive-bred, and bred-incaptivity are often used interchangeably, but there is a
difference. Captive-born or captivehatched describe animals born or
hatched in captivity, but whose parents may have mated in the wild, i.e. when a wild-caught female is pregnant at the time she is placed in captivity, or when eggs are collected from the wild, then
hatched in captivity. Generally, captivebred describes animals that were born or hatched in captivity and whose parents mated in captivity.
:
!The parental breeding stock (founder stock) was: (1) legally acquired, CITES  countries have agreed that wildlife may be considered bred-incaptivity only if the exporting country
finds that the animals meet the following  strict criteria:
! The parental breeding stock (founder stock) was: (1) legally acquired, Blue Headed Macaws

(2) established in a manner not detrimental to species survival in the
wild, and (3) maintained without the addition of wild-caught animals,
except for occasional addition of animals to prevent or alleviate
deleterious inbreeding and for other exceptional circumstances.
! The captive-breeding program has produced offspring of second
generation or subsequent generations in a controlled environment or the species is managed in a manner that has demonstrated reliable breeding to the second generation by other breeders. Some second-generation specimens do not qualify under CITES as bred-in-captivity because the breeding program does not produce sufficient offspring to maintain the diversity of the captive stock.

How can I show that my animals are bred in captivity?
Keep good records. For applications involving exporting bred-in-captivity specimens, the Division of Management Authority may require information on:
How, when, and where parental stock was obtained, and documentation to show its legal origin—obtain a receipt showing source of specimens and parental stock.  Additional information may be required for species subject to significant levels of illegal international trade.
! Inventory of captive population that shows the number of animals by sex and age- or size-class. Annual production (eggs laid, young born or hatched, young reared to independence) and mortalities within captive population. ! Number of animals sold or transferred annually. ! Number of animals added to the breeder’s captive population from another source. ! Transaction records (i.e., date, quantity of animals, name and address of seller, and a list of previous owners, with a complete history of transactions back to the breeder or importer. For imported animals, try to obtain and keep a copy of the CITES  permit and wildlife import declaration).You may need to permanently mark your animals to track them,  as well as make available photographs or videos of the captive propagation program and facilities, including activities during nesting and production and rearing of young. Additional information may be requested if you are breeding for commercial purposes and are applying to register your facility.

Does buying young animals provide any assurance that they are captivebred
or of legal origin?
Unfortunately, no. Young animals or eggs could have been removed from the wild. Their small size makes them easier to conceal and trade illegally. Captive-bred animals are not of legal origin if one of the parents was obtained illegally. You can help conservation
efforts by finding out the source of the animals you purchase and refusing to buy questionable stock.
                               
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"Blue-headed Macaw Primolius couloni is currently classified as Endangered (C2ai) as its population may number fewer than 1,000 individuals and is declining."

US Fish & Wildlife Service
EDUCATION FWS Distance Learning Classrooms Go!


http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/birdbiosecurity/biosecurity/petbirds.htm
When you view the video in the link below please keep in mind this is within their bird hut.  They fly threw their indifidual window to their outside flight of 16 through 18 feet long.  The Illigers parents are inside the Bird Hut with the cages removed from their windows to prepare their being put in carriers to leave the facility.
 http://bluemacaws.com/blueheadedmacaw3years.wmv
Blue Headed Macaws

1. Taxonomy
1.1 Class: Aves
1.2 Order: Psittaciformes
1.3 Family: Psittacidae
1.4 Genus: Ara
Species: Ara couloni (Sclater, 1876)
1.5 Scientific synonyms: Propyrrhura couloni (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920)
Their sounds are soft high calls.

The Blue-headed Macaw is 41 cm (16 in) long.  Mostly green olive plumage with the head, flight feathers and primary coverts blue. The uppertail has a maroon base, a narrow green center and a blue tip. The undertail and underwing are greenish-yellow. The bill is pale greyish-horn with a black base  and upper mandible in adults typically appears mainly pale. The iris is white with a narrow, barely visible, maroon eye-ring. The facial skin and lores are dark grey. The legs are dull pinkish.  Juveniles bill is black, greyer legs, darker iris and the facial skin and lores white.
south-west Amazon, east Andean foothills.
I made a Video of one talking with expression at seven months of age.

                                                                        F2  Hatched 03/07 & 04/07  Photos below the babies are four and five months old according to the paperwork given me.  
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                                                           4 Months Old  Blue Headed Macaw
                                            

Macaw  :  Blue  :  Baby  :  Florida
Rare Blue Headed Macaw Babies

 Heaven ON Earth Avian Acre - RARE BLUE HEADED MACAW BABIES   
$12,500 Heaven ON Earth Avian Acre
Loxahatchee Groves, Florida 33470  
Name: HEAVEN ON EARTH AVIAN ACRE  

Age: Baby  5 MONTHS
Ready Date: Jul 19, 2009  Marking: RARE  
Characteristic:
· Exotic  · Handfed  · Playful  · Rare  
 Description:
Captive Propagationonly Programs less then 30 in the United States BEFORE YOU PURCHASE MAKE SURE YOU GET FOUNDING PARENTS COPIES OF IMPORT DOCUMENTATION.
Breeder / Aviary:
Heaven ON Earth Avian Acre - My husbandry, socialization, handfeeding and management methods provide the stimulating and nurturing environment necessary for health and the development Video's link on the left side of this page can be viewed to demonstrate methods used to assist the young birds *Florida licensed by Florida Wildlife Conservation since 1991 *Occupational license in the City of Loxahatchee Groves, Fl *Accredited by American Federation of America 2007 Certified Aviculturist level one *Accredited by Pets Industry Joint Advisory Council 1992 (first of 11 in the United States *VETERINARY CARE SEMINAR *(CAS)Certified Avian Specialist *AFA COMMERCIAL MEMBER *INVENTORS CLAIM PSITTACINE FEEDING DEVICE AND METHOD BRONZE SUPPORTER OF AFA (AMERICAN FEDERATION OF AVICULTURE) JOIN WWW.AFABIRDS.ORG  
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