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Blue and Gold Macaw  

Also Known As: Blue and Yellow Macaw, Yellow-breasted Macaw, Blue Macaw
 
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Blue and Gold Macaw profile

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Paired birds often fly so close to one another that their wings almost touch.

Species Profile
Genus:
Ara

Species:
ararauna

Size: Adult Weight:
86 cm (33.5 in) 1040-1286g (36.4-45 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults bright blue above, mostly golden-yellow below; with long blue and yellow tail; bare white facial disc with fine lines of green feathers; throat black; crown and forehead green. Large black/grey bill. Eye yellow.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adult but with grey/brown eye.

Call: Loud raucous calls, some harsh. Most calls gutteral with varying sounds.

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Content Sources:

Article "Macaws as Companions", by Joanne Abramson http://www.exoticbird.com/macawspart1.html

Animal World - About Macaws http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/macaws/MacawProfile.htm#Activities

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1547&m=0

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

ML Media Collection Catalogue 75212, Blue and yellow Macaw Ara ararauna, Marantz, Curtis, Madre de Dios, Peru, Aug. 13 1994, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977,1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.