Blue & 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.

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

Key Facts

Family:
Psittacidae
Diet:
Seeds, fruit, nuts, berries and other plant matter including leaves and bark.
Height:
75cm - 83cm
Life Span:
20 - 30 years wild | 60 - 80 years captivity
Number of Young:
1 - 4 eggs
Distribution:
Macaws are native to Mexico, Central and tropical South America
Habitat:
Amazon Rainforest
Did you know?
Macaws often live together in large mixed flocks of several different species in the wild.

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