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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Ara
Genus species:Ara chloroptera

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:90 cm
Identification:The red and blue macaw is deep crimson red color with rows of red feathers on its bald, white face. The wings are green and blue, and the rump and back are light blue. The tail is red but tipped with blue.
Habitat:Tropical lowlands
Diet:Herbivore: fruit, nuts
Reproduction:In the north, red and blue macaws mate in February. Southern birds mate in November. Females lay three eggs which are then incubated for 27 days. The chicks leave the nest 90-100 days after hatching.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This species is often confused with the scarlet macaw.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern South America Date:1965-10 Subjects:parrot-like bird
Red and blue macaw
Green-winged macaw
Macaws
Parrots
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata