Macaw



macaw in jungle
Macaw

Macaws are colourful, long-tailed neotropical parrots belong to South America, Mexico and Central America. The size of Macaws ranges from small to large, and variations also exist in the colour. Macaw has a thick dark black beak, unusually larger than other parrots' beaks which makes it somehow dangerous for humans.
Its beak is stiff enough to crack nuts and another notable fact is that they have a bone in their tongues which enables them to tap into fruits. The face feather pattern of Macaws are also unique like every human has unique fingerprints. It has a tail extra-long which is also a feature of Macaw making it distinguishable with other species of parrots. Macaws toes are also large enough to assist them to hold any food item while eating, making grips on tree branches and so on.

Although, this bird is mostly found in forests, rainforests particularly but people buy Macaws and like to have it in home as other pet birds. The highest number of Macaws are found in South and Central American rainforests. Macaws are famous among pet birds lovers because of its some unique characteristics like its intelligence, its overall beauty, loyalty to the owner, playfulness and loud scream. It can make trouble if any stranger guy try to hold it but on the contrary, fidelity to its owner is particularly mentioned when talking about Macaws.

A Macaw is intelligent, loyal and friendly to its owner that is why not only kids and also adults like to keep among other pet birds. They live gathered in group of around 20 to 25 members; the whole group rests on the trees and also takes off, grouped, in search of food. It is also famous due to its noisy squawks and screams which are significantly loud and can roam a vast surrounding in the open forests. If you keep it inside your room, its louder calls can even not let you get asleep.

Macaw Facts:

Characteristics:
  • Intelligent
  • Loyal
  • Naughty
  • Loud
Food:
  • Insects
  • Fruits
  • Omnivore 
  • Snails
Size:
30cm to 100cm



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