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Birds at
Paradise

Blue and Gold Macaw

The blue and gold macaw is the 3rd biggest parrot in the world. The naked face is white, turning pink in excited birds, and is lined with small black feathers. These feathers form a different pattern on each bird.

DID YOU KNOW? Macaws often live together in large mixed flocks of several different species in the wild.

Current Status

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Seeds, fruit, nuts, berries and other plant matter including leaves and bark.
Psittacidae
20 - 30 years wild
60 - 80 years captivity
1 - 4 eggs
75cm - 83cm
Dense forests and fruit forests
Least Concern
Macaws are native to Mexico, Central and tropical South America. Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savanna-like habitats.
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