Fragmented range from Mexico to Argentina
Seeds, nuts, berries, fruits.
Habitat: Wide range of humid and dry forest types.
Incubation: 23-27 days / 2-3 eggs
Social structure: Pairs or small flocks of up to 10 birds
Dimensions: 71cm, wing span 99-110cm
Estimated population in the wild: 3.000-10.000
Threats: Habitat loss, domestic wild bird trade (particularly in Mexico and Bolivia).
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Did you know that:
- Military macaws have an important role in spreading seeds for the plants, fruits and berries that they eat.
- A macaw's pattern of feathers on its face is like a human's fingerprint: no two have the same pattern
- Like many birds, they are able to see colors in the ultraviolet spectrum, which means that they can see colors that humans cannot.