• Scientific name: Ara ararauana
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Ara
  • Species: A. araruana

Fun Facts

  • Macaws live 30 to 50 years
  • They eat fruits, berries, nuts and green plants of all kinds.
  • Illegal traffic in live birds has put the species in immediate danger of extinction.
  • The macaws main enemies are the harpy eagle and the hawk eagle.
  • Macaws are very rigorous animals, they tend to congregate in flocks of a hundred or more animals.
  • Macaws fly in a group, paired birds usually fly very close with their wings almost touching.
  • Macaws weigh 2 to 4 pounds and have a wingspan of 42 inches (3.5 feet)