Data from: Diet composition of reintroduced Red-and-Green Macaws (Ara chloropterus) reflects gradual adaptation to life in the wild

Noelia Volpe, Bettina Thalinger, Elisabet Vilacoba, Thomas W.A. Braukmann, Adrián S. Di Giacomo, Igor Berkunsky, Darío A. Lijtmaer, Dirk Steinke & Cecilia Kopuchian
Over the last two centuries, the Red-and-Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) has become locally extinct in Argentina. In an attempt to restore its key ecosystem functions as both disperser and regulator of large-seeded plants, a reintroduction project was initiated at the Iberá National Park in northeastern Argentina. The ability of released individuals to find food is crucial, especially when working with captive-bred animals, as long-term establishment of a self-sustaining population depends on their short-term ability to...
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