Hyacinth macaw

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Hyacinth macaws are the largest species of parrot. They have a blue body of feathers, a solid black beak, and yellow circling their eyes and lower part of their beak. Their beaks are specially designed for cracking Palm Nuts – the hardest nuts in the world. Macaws have four toes—two toes face forward and two face backward. Their loud calls, squawks, and screams echo through the forest canopy. Macaws typically mate for life and during the breeding season, mothers incubate eggs while fathers hunt and bring food back to the nest.

DIET

Hyacinth Macaws eat primarily nuts from native palms, but also eat fruits and vegetables.

FAST FACTS

Size: 36 – 40 inches length
Weight: 2.5 – 3.7 lbs
Lifespan: 50 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

VULNERABLE