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Green-Winged Macaw

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Green-Winged Macaw

Scientific Name: The scientific name for the green-winged macaw is Ara chloropterus.

Physical Characteristics: The green-winged macaw is one of the largest species of macaws, measuring up to 66-99 cm (26-39 inches) in length and with a wingspan of 104-125 cm (41-49 inches).
It has yellow eyes surrounded by bright red bars, covering the white patch on its bare skin.
The chest, upper wings, upper back, and head of the green-winged macaw are red, while its legs are grey.
The feathers of its middle wing are green with blue tips, and its tail consists of a mix of plumage surrounded by red feathers.
The upper beak is horn-colored with black sides, while the lower beak is black or dark grey.

Habitat: Green-winged macaws are commonly found in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America.
They inhabit tropical rainforests, lowlands, and foothills, typically in interior regions rather than coastal areas.
Their range spans from eastern Panama to Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas, and across the western part of South America from eastern Ecuador and Peru to northern and eastern Bolivia.
They can also be found in regions of Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina.

Behavior: Green-winged macaws are social birds that live in pairs or small groups of 6-12 individuals.
They occasionally gather in larger flocks at feeding trees and clay licks, where they interact with other macaws and showcase their vocal abilities.
These parrots spend most of their time under the dense cover of the rainforest, where they seek shelter, socialize, and find food.

Lifespan: Green-winged macaws have an impressive lifespan of 40-60 years.

Fun Fact: Green-winged macaws are often confused with scarlet macaws because of their similar red appearance.