Macaw

General&Features

The macaws are a vibrant group of birds that looks beautiful with their green canopy and vibrant feathers. They have large and powerful beaks that can easily help in cracking nuts and seeds. They have a dry, scaly tongue that has a bone inside them that helps them to tap the fruits. Macaws also have gripping toes that help them to latch onto branches.

Macaws are long tailed New World parrots which are vibrant and colorful to look at. They are classified into six generas.The macaws originate from Central America and North America and generally reign in the forests and in the wild.

Characteristics

Macaw- the best friend of man

Macaw- the best friend of man

The macaw is one of the largest species of the parrot species in the world, with the average adult macaw growing to more than a meter in height. The macaw is well known for its assortment of brightly colored feathers which are often different colours including blue, red, yellow and green.

Behavior

There are 17 species of Macaws among which some of them are endangered species. These birds are known to be very playful and social pets that are illegally trapped for trade. They sleep in the trees at night and fly for long distances in the morning.

Diet

Macaws are known to eat a variety of fruits and nuts including palm fruits, leaves, flowers, and stems. They also eat eggs and small insects. Some of the food that is eaten by the macaws is known to be toxic; however the Macaw can digest them well. They eat clay from the Amazon basin to neutralize the toxin products. They are also known to eat alot of insects from the Amazon basin as well.

Distribution

Blue and Gold macaws sitting together

Blue and Gold macaws sitting together

The Macaws are known to originate from Central America and North America. They are also known to stay in Brazil.

Reproduction

Macaws are known to typically mate for life. They don’t only breed with, but also share food with their mates and enjoy mutual grooming sessions as well. In the breeding season, mothers incubate eggs while fathers hunt and bring food back to the nest. They are known to be a happy family

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