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The chestnut-fronted or severe macaw is mostly green in colour with patches of red and blue on the wings. The head has a chestnut brown patch just above the beak. The beak is black and the patches around the eyes are white with lines of small black feathers. It is the only one of the miniature macaws that has lines of feathers in the bare patches around its eyes. In the wild their typically gregarious personality can become more aggressive at puberty giving them the name Severe. This tendency can be curbed in captivity but the species requires significant handling to make a tame pet. It is 45–50 cm (17.5–19.5 in) long and weighs 300–410 g (11–14 oz).
In the palmtree in our garden, Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela. Near the Avila and the Caribbean coast. 1000m altitude.
We heard them before we saw them. This is
Lat: 10.51, Long: -66.85
Spotted on Nov 21, 2017
Submitted on Nov 23, 2017