World of Animals
and Yellow Macaw
The Blue and Yellow Macaw is a
beautiful and fascinating bird of South America. We hope you enjoy learning about
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-Length: 23 in.
-Tail: 20 in.
The Scarlet Macaw, a relative of the Blue and Gold
Habitat and Habits
-live in tropics/subtropics
-prefer forests that grow in swampy ground or rivers
-they are sociable
-roosts in forest together at night
-bask in sun and feed starting at dawn
-avoids human contact
-disappear/decline in human populated areas
Blue and Yellow Macaws have beautiful plumage.
-completely dependent on trees for food
-likes to eat nuts, fruits, seeds, berries
-in their tropic/subtropics habitats, food is plentiful
-large flocks travel BIG distances each day to assure enough food
-young macaws learn to find feeding grounds by following older experienced birds
Males and females look the same in the macaw family.
-most have been imported to Europe and North America to be sold as pets
-has serious effect on wild population
-some species are already extinct
-collectors often cut down trees to take young
-birds are often killed in this process
-greatest threat to macaws is habitat destruction
-their forests are cut down for farming