Blue and Gold Macaw
Approx. 18 inches
Central & South America
Forests and tall trees growing in swamps and along waterways
Wild - Seeds, fruits, nuts & vegetable matter
Zoo - Parrot mix, biscuits, fruit
Large beaks, long tails, and bare facial areas are common features of macaws
Upperside of tail, wings, backside and neck are rich deep blue; underparts are bright golden yellow; tail is blue and yellow; crown is greenish tinged with blue; beak and feet are black; white flesh cheek patches.
- Blue and gold macaws are more alert and intelligent than other species.
- Very inquiring and mischievous
- Good talkers but have ear-splitting voices
- Will chew anything
- Hardy and long-lived
- Determining the sex of macaws is difficult and can be deceptive.
- Associate in pairs
- In the wild, they are generally seen flying above forest canopy and feding among branches of tall trees.