Bird Talk received notification of two newly hatched Spix's macaw chicks. The breeding took place in Recife, Brazil by an authorized holder of Spix's macaws, Mauricio Santos. As you may be aware, the Spix's macaw has been studied greatly to prevent its extinction in the wild. Santos released one of his own female Spix's to the wild in order to provide a mate to a wild male five years ago. The female pair up with the male, but died shortly after when she flew into some power lines. For further information about the Spix's macaw, visit: www.bluemacaws.org and www.bluemacaws.org/news.htm.