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Green Winged Macaw

Rainbow is our Green Winged Macaw who was kindly given to us by Brian Thomas.

Origin / Habitat: Northern and central South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina)

Life span: 60 years

Diet: Fruits, leafy vegetable, nuts and seeds and berries

Did you know?

  • Green winged macaws are native to the humid tropical forests ranging from Central and South America and are the second largest of the Macaw species.
  • They love to live in forest areas where there are plenty of trees for them to nest in.
  • They grow to approximately 36 inches head to tail and can weigh more than 2 pounds.
  • They have been known to live upwards of 50 years in captivity
  • During their breeding season they lay 2 to 3 eggs and the young hatch in 28 days and then become independent in 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Due to deforestation, they are endangered in the wild. However captive breeding has proved fairly successful.
  • Their diet consists mainly of fruits, leafy vegetable, nuts and seeds and berries.
  • Rainbow loves to make noise which is very typical to the Macaw family
  • They can learn about 15-20 words and are also very good at mimicking sounds.

Plantasia would like to thank the Parrot Society and Aeron for their kind donation and support in the construction of this aviary.

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