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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anodorhynchus leari
POPULATION: 1,300 adults
IUCN STATUS: Endangered
HABITAT: Arid caatinga (scrub forest) with sandstone canyons and stands of licuri palms.
By 2009, the Lear’s Macaw was downgraded on the IUCN Red List from Critically Endangered to Endangered, a sure sign that these parrots are beginning to bounce back.