Project Description

(Ara militaris)

The Military Macaw is found in the forests of Mexico and South America.

Named for its predominantly green plumage resembling a military parade, with vibrant red head feathers and a black beak, as well as blue and red tail feathers.

Military Macaw remain with their mates for life.

As they fly in large flocks, the mates fly together.

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: Central and South America

Weight: 2 - 2.5 lbs

Size: 33 - 43 inches length

Lifespan: 50 years in the wild, up to 70 years in captivity

Diet: The Military Macaw's diet consists of seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, and other vegetation found on treetops in their forests. Their beaks are well adapted for eating various seeds and nuts as they have the ability to break open the hardest of shells.

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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