Red and green macaw

About This Project

Macaws are psittacidae; they belong to the same family as parrots. They differ from them mainly in terms of their large size : red and green macaws can be 90 cm long! They get their name from the green plumage of their wings and are found in Central and South America.

They eat fruit and seeds, cracking them open with their large beaks, and also eat clay to add minerals to their diet.

You will be amazed by their dazzling colours and their powerful cries!

Latin name: Ara chloroptera
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Size: 90 cm
Weight: 1 to 1.7 kg
Lifespan: 50 years on average
Incubation: 24 to 28 days
Number of eggs: 2-3
Habitat: tropical forest
Diet: seeds + fruits
Distribution: Central America (from Panama) + South America except Chile and Uruguay
Conservation status: not at risk