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Common name:

Blue-and-yellow macaw

Scientific name:

Ara ararauna




97 cm
Rain forest
South America


Preocupación menor
Least concern
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Who is it? 

The blue-and-yellow macaw has the features shared by all the psittacines; in fact it is its main representative. Known colloquially as parrots, the psittacines are bird, in this case forest-dwelling, which live in the vast South American jungles. The blue-and-yellow macaw has a spectacular tail which is between 49 and 59 cm long. It remains on the highest branches only and has a very strong beak.

What are its habits?

The blue-and-yellow macaw is sociable, though it remains in the same pair bond within the group. It feeds on fruit and seeds, and broods on its eggs (between two and three) for a period which varies between 4 and 26 days. The chicks are carefully fed by the parents, and they nest in the cavities of dried trees.

Did you know…

The blue-and-yellow macaw is less skilful than the cockatoo at making sounds. It has a high life expectancy: it can attain an age of 50 years.

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