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Blue-and-Yellow Macaw

Ara ararauna


The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), 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 (especially varzea, but also in open sections of terra firme or unflooded forest), woodland and savannah of tropical South America. They are popular in aviculture because of their striking colour, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to humans.


In captivity at a wildlife park

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Jamie Grant
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Jamie Grant

Cotswold, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 51.78, Long: -1.98

Spotted on Apr 7, 2018
Submitted on Apr 7, 2018

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