Green-winged Macaw

The Ara chloropterus (scientific name) or green-winged macaw is found in the forests of North and Central South America. This bird has a bright red colour on its chest, shoulders and head. Its wings and tail are red, green and blue in colour. With a height of 39 inches and wing-span of 49 inches, this bird is the second largest in the macaw family. It has tiny red lines on its face, which are small feathers that grow on otherwise bare skin. Apart from seeds, nuts and fruits, they also feed on clay, plant matter and tree barks. The green-winged macaw is monogamous. An average clutch-size is 2-3 eggs laid in tree-hollows, incubated for 28 days. Its IUCN listing is the LEAST CONCERN.

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