Year of 2017

Blue-and-yellow macaws flying over the Amazon, Brazil

These large parrots live in the tropical forests of South America, but they are very popular as pets due to their striking colors and ability to ‘talk.’ They’re wonderful mimics.

The blue-and-yellow macaw, also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest and woodland of tropical South America. They are popular in aviculture because of their striking color, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to humans.
Scientific name: Ara ararauna
Biological classification: Species
Belongs to: Ara
Notables: Charlie