The blue macaw ( Ara ararauna ), also called blue and yellow macaw or Ara ararauna , is a large parrot of the genus Ara easily recognizable by the colors of its plumage.
This bird is protected by the Washington Convention (Appendix II) and the ministerial decree oflisting the protected bird species of Guyana.
It measures about 90 cm long and weighs about 1.3 kg. The top is turquoise blue and the underside golden yellow. The forehead and crown are blue-green. The undertail is bluish yellow. A black collar is present under the face. The white cheeks are bare but marked however with some streaks of black feathers. The eyes are yellow, the beak and legs black. The female is smaller and paler than the male.
Its area extends from southeastern Panama to the state of São Paulo. It frequents areas of Mauritia flexuosa in particular.
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This species lives in pairs or in groups which bring together about twenty individuals. The pairs remain formed inside the bands, even in flight.
This bird nests in holes in dry palm trees.
The laying is 2 to 4 eggs. Incubation lasts 28 days. The young leave the nest around 3 months old, but the parents continue to feed the young until they are 6 to 8 months old. Sexual maturity is reached around the age of 8 to 10 years.
Breeding in captivity is possible.
BLUE AND GOLD MACAWS: Everything you need to know
The blue macaw feeds mainly on grains, nuts, and fruits (eg Spondias, Terminalia, Hura, Enterolobium, Inga, Parkia, Platypodium ). It also consumes clay.
This bird’s predators are large raptors such as the crested harpy or the fierce harpy. However, its main threat is man, through deforestation and capture for resale.
The menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes holds seven specimens.
Yes the blue and gold macaws Parrot is very friendly and lovely
The are More than 10,000 adult birds decline over the past 11 years of less than 11%
Blue and gold macaws lifespan 30 to 35 years
The Blue and gold macaw eat fruits, vegetable matter, seeds, nuts, leaves, and bark.
Once your Blue and gold macaw learns one or two words, it becomes much easier to learn more
Blue and gold macaw are only physically affectionate with people they know very well
Blue and gold macaw macaws favorite food Peanuts and sunflower seeds
Blue and gold macaw parrot are stubborn but not aggressive