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GREEN-WINGED MACAW

Scientific Name: Ara chioroptera
Order
Psittaciformes (parrots)

Family
Psittacidae (African and Neotropical parrots)

Habitat & Range
Green-winged macaws can be found in Central and South America. They prefer to inhabit tropical forests and the lowlands at the edges of jungles.

Identification
Macaws are easily identifiable birds. Their body plumage is primarily red while the wings are a mix of blue and green. It measures between 35 to 40 inches long, weighs between 2.5 and 3.5 pounds, and has a wingspan measuring between 44 and 49 inches. This size makes it the second largest in the macaw family, behind the Hyancith macaw.

Diet
Macaws require foods that provide high sources of energy when consumed, such as nuts, fruit, berries, and seeds.

Reproduction & Lifespan
Breeding season occurs from November to March. Nests are built in tree hollows or holes in palm trees.  Females lay between 1 to 3 eggs that hatch after 28 days of incubation. The young begin to leave the nest after approximately 3 months.

Green-winged macaws can live for up to 90 years.
 
 
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