Project Description

(Ara ararauna)

Blue and Gold Macaws are beautiful, brilliantly colored members of the parrot family.

The birds sport graceful tails that are typically very long. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits.

Macaws also have gripping toes that they use to latch onto branches and to grab, hold, and examine items.

 

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: South America

Weight: 3.75 - 4.5 lbs

Size: 30 - 34 inches in length

Lifespan: 30-35 years in the wild, up to 60 years in captivity

Diet: The Macaw feeds on nuts and fruit in the trees, as well as insects.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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