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Blue and Yellow Macaws

Ara ararauna


Big Blue and Yellow bird. They are vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark-blue chin, golden under parts, and a green forehead. Their beaks are black. The naked face is white, turning pink in excited birds, and lined with small, black feathers.


Living in the trees of Parque Del Este (Parque Generalisimo Francisco De Miranda ) Near Cerro del Avila, a big mountain chain near Caracas. Venezuela.


There are lots of Blue and Yellow Macaws in Caracas. They are seen AND HEARD all over the city. Apparently they are escaped pets who reproduced in Caracas and have now settled down here. This was very lovely because in the first picture the two pictured were flapping their wings and trying to impress each other, after that display one of them left. Then another one came to the tree and was greeted full "love" and attention! They even kissed (probably mum and juvenile exchanging food?) It just proves how social these birds are and that putting them in a cage away from their kind is just not a nice idea to say the least.

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Muckpuk 4 years ago

Thank you AntónioGinjaGinja, and triggsturner.
I am still beaming!
I agree Jim. These should not be held in cages. if you see them talking to each other and always flying in two's, you would like them to keep doing exactly that for ever.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

Gorgeous birds, Muckpuk! It is great to see them in the wild, not in a cage.

triggsturner 4 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD Muckpuk.

Beautiful series Muckpuk,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Muckpuk 4 years ago

Thank you AshleyT!

AshleyT 4 years ago

Beautiful photos, congrats!

Muckpuk 4 years ago

Thank you VERY much DanielePralong!
I am very honoured!
It was a perfect day that day with so many gorgeous creatures around!

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Muckpuk, these splendid Blue and Yellow Macaws are our Spotting of the Day!


Muckpuk 4 years ago

Thank you Neil Ross
I have been waiting for an opportunity for me, my camera and the Guacamayas to be in one place.
I just adore them.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Lovely spotting. These are beautiful birds. Great series and info too, and the soft light on the underside of the wing in the third photo is quite spectacular.

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Parroquia Leoncio Martínez, Miranda, Venezuela

Spotted on Jan 3, 2017
Submitted on Jan 7, 2017

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