The Spixs macaw achieved onscreen fame in 20th Century Foxs Rio as a charming parrot named Blu who travels thousands of miles in an attempt to save his species.
How many blue macaws are left in the world 2020?
Conservation: With only around 400 blue-throated macaws left in the wild, immediate conservation action is critical for this species.
What is the bird in the film Rio?
Parrot that inspired 2011 blockbuster film Rio among bird species that have disappeared. Just seven years ago, the hit animated comedy Rio featured a Spix’s macaw in the title role. Now that bird, along with seven others, is extinct.
What are the names of the birds in Rio?
Spix’s Macaw..Toco Toucan..Yellow Canary..Red-crested Cardinal..Sulphur-crested Cockatoo..More.
Is the Lear's Macaw extinct?
Lear’s macaw / Conservation status
In the animated film “Rio,” a Spix’s Macaw named Blu flies all the way from Minnesota to Rio de Janeiro because he’s the last living male of his species and that’s where Jewel, the last living female, lives. Blu and Jewel ultimately fall in love, have a baby and the movie ends happily with the hope that the literal lovebirds can save their species. In the real world, however, Blu would’ve been too late.
The recently published study found that Spixs macaw, which has been listed as critically endangered (possibly extinct in the wild), should be listed as extinct in the wild.
The Spixs Macaw, the beautiful blue bird that inspired the movie Rio, is now extinct in the wild, according to a new study by BirdLife International.