Macaws are a genus of birds in the parrot family (Psittacidae), the order of Psittaciformes, comprising 14 species (six of them extinct) from America, living from the jungles of Mexico to northeastern Argentina, approximately . They feed on insects and berries and live in trees.

17 species of macaws (23, if considered extinct), divided into 6 genera, being the largest genus Ara (initially this genre containing all other species, and in some books and sites still listed as recognized gender sole).


Ara chloropterus





Danger of Extinction

Amenazada (vulnerable)



Large macaws are attracting attention for its vivid and colorful spectacular, and the shrill call that communicate during the flight. Juveniles resemble adults, but have a shorter tail.

Customs, food and habitat:

Customs, food and habitat:

Usually found in pairs or small groups, perhaps family; sometimes associated with other macaws, especially on land, where they gather in large groups to consume mineral sands exposed. They feed on seeds, fruits and nuts.
When used as a pet, is an intelligent and inquisitive birds but perhaps all large macaws, the worst brings loneliness, so it is advisable to live with other birds, which need not necessarily be of his species. Its large size and make huge activity that requires large cages and room to move.



His breeding is more complicated than other large macaws.

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