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Red and Green Macaw

Red and Green Macaw

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Scientific Name:

Ara chloropterus


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela


Seeds, fruits and some leaves


Habitat: Humid evergreen forest, tropical deciduous forest

Incubation: 28 days / 2-3 eggs

Social structure: Pairs or small flocks

Weight: 1700gr max

Dimensions: height max 90cm, wing span 1-1.20m

Lifespan: ~60

Estimated population in the wild: Unknown / common

Threats: Deforestation, trapping for the international pet trade.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:

They have a very powerful beak which can generate a pressure of 140kg/cm² (like the bite of a bulldog) and have the ability to crack open incredibly hard-shelled nuts (such as Brazil nuts) with ease.

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