Also known as the Green-Winged Macaw
The Red-and-Green Macaw lives in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America.
Macaw are beautiful members of the parrot family. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds.
In the wild, macaws often flock to mountains of clay known as “macaw licks”. Such licks contain minerals and salts essential to the bird’s diet.
Macaws spend most of their days foraging in the canopy. They are usually seen in pairs or small family groups.
Country of Origin: South America
Weight: 2.5 lbs
Size: 26 -39 inches in length
Lifespan: 35 - 40 years in the wild, 56 - 70 years in captivity
Diet: The Macaw feeds on fruits, berries, seeds, nuts, minerals and salt from clay licks.