Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Ara ararauna

Habitat: Tropical forests and wooded savannahs, riparian areas.

Diet: Nuts, seeds, fruits.

Reproduction: 1-3 eggs; 28 days of incubation.

Behaviour: They live in flocks, typically up to about 20 individuals, but couples usually fly together. Very noisy, with loud vocalisations. Move between feeding grounds and resting places, although they can perform seasonal movements.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC); Appendix II (CITES). This species is very threatened by capture for the illegal trade in exotic species. Between 1981 and 2005, 55, 531 individuals were captured in the wild for this illegal trade.


Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Length: 86 cm

Lifespan: 60 years

Other animals in Tropical Rainforest