Length: 55 to 57 cm.
Weight: 296 to 400 g.
Coloration: solid blue, the head in a slightly paler tone and the wings in a darker shade.
Considered EXTINCT in the wild (CITES I). The last living individual disappeared in 2000, leaving a few more than 60 individuals raised in captivity, most of which are outside of Brazil. There is a study group coordinated by IBAMA working internationally to recover the species. The real involvement of the local population, promoted by the Projeto Ararinha Azul in Curaça in Bahia (www.ararinha-azul.vila.bol.com.br) is effective, for while it seeks to increase the population in captivity, it also conserves the specific habitat, with a goal of future reintroductions. A pair of little blue macaws (C.spixii) at the Zoo in São Paulo.