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Ara atwoodi

A depiction of the Dominican Macaw

The Dominican green-and-yellow macaw (Ara atwoodi) is a hypothetical species of macaw, possibly native to the island of Dominica. The Dominican macaw was once recorded by the British colonial judge Thomas Atwood in his 1791 book, The History of the Island of Dominica.

"The macaw is of the parrot kind, but larger than the common parrot, and makes a more disagreeable, harsh noise. They are in great plenty, as are also parrots in this island; have both of them a delightful green and yellow plumage, with a scarlet-colored fleshy substance from the ears to the root of the bill, of which color is likewise the chief feathers of their wings and tails. They breed on the tops of the highest trees, where they feed on the berries in great numbers together; and are easily discovered by their loud chattering noise, which at a distance resembles human voices. The macaws cannot be taught to articulate words; but the parrots of this country may, by taking pains with them when caught young. The flesh of both is eat, but being very very fat, it wastes in roasting, and eats dry and insipid; for which reason, they are chiefly used to make soup of, which is accounted very nutritive."

Zoologist Austin Hobart Clark originally included them into Ara guadeloupensis, however when Atwood saw Clark's depiction of the Dominican Macaw, he noted it was not the same parrot, and retained his belief that it was it's own separate species.

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