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The Blue-and-Yellow Macaw is a large Neotropical parrot. Their size is quite impressive – 30 to 34 inches from beak to tip of tail with a wingspan of 45 inches. There colors are vibrant and depending on how the light hits them they can be almost irridescent. These birds typically form noisy flocks and mate for life. They nest in holes in tree cavities and both male and females defend the nests
Typically they prefer the varzea (swamp forests) and open sections of Terra Firme forests of the Amazonia. This particular bird likes to hang around Explorama lodge and is easy to spot.
Their large powerful beaks are used to crack open nuts and seeds. They are "seed predators" - can you guess why?