Sunday, October 7, 2007
Blue and yellow macaw
The long tail helps them keep their balance while perching on high branches. They have very good camouflaged in their habitat. One of the largest and gaudiest of all parrots. It has a very sharp bill to crack open nuts. The macaw has has 2 backwards claws and 2 forward claws like most parrots and macaws. The live in native to forest lowland areas of Central and South America from eastern Panama south through the Amazon basin to northern Bolivia and southeastern Brazil. Also found on the island of Trinidad. They live up to 50 years in captivity. They eat seeds, fruits, and nuts. Its scientific name is Ara ararauna.