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Wildlife Sanctuary • Cornwall

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Hyacinth Macaw Nestcam

Welcome to our nestcam!

Ronnie and Zula are a well-bonded pair and in summer 2020 and 2021, they laid eggs and incubated them, but sadly they didn’t hatch but we are expecting them to lay again so the webcam is being kept live. These parrots often need new boxes as they use their incredibly strong beaks to chew at the timber. The chewing creates wood chippings to line their nest but eventually holes begin to appear and the nests eventually become structurally unstable.

Notice that there are plenty of other sturdy pieces of timber attached to the thick ply sides. This is sacrificial wood, there just so it can be chewed as a natural part of nesting behaviour to adapt the nest to their exact satisfaction, the wood chips keep eggs and chicks cosy.

The camera was kindly donated by a generous supporter and is now placed above a perspex sheet to keep it safe from the inquisitive birds. There is great value in being able to monitor the nest in such detail, and maybe this time will succeed in hatching chicks.

PLEASE NOTE: When the macaws are standing in the entrance hole they will be blocking the available light for a while so the screen will appear almost black during that time.


Hyacinth Macaws will pair for life.

Ronnie and Caju the Hyacinth Macaws

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