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Red-and-green Macaw  

Also Known As: Green-winged Macaw, Red-and-blue Macaw, Red-blue-and-green Macaw
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The Green-winged Macaw is a darker shade of red than the Scarlet Macaw and has a shorter tail.

Species Profile


Size: Adult Weight:
90 cm (35 in) 1050-1320g (36.75-46.2 oz)

Races including nominate:

Colourization Adult: Both adults dark red in general; green middle wing coverts, scapulars and tertiary feathers; back, rump and tail coverts blue; blue tail with red tips. Upper mandible horn in colour with black on sides; lower bill grey/black. Cere bare and face white with evident red lines of feathers. Eye yellow.

Colourization Juvenile: Immature as in adult but with shorter tail. Lower mandible grey with white at base. Eye grey.

Call: Strong voice but usually less harsh than Scarlet Macaw. Some calls low and strident; in flight prolonged. Other calls include yelping and cawing as heard in Common Crow, or shrieking.

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Content Sources:

Animal World


BirdLife International

Internet Bird Collection

ML Media Collection Catalogue 131032, Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloroptera, Robbins, Mark, Guyana, Aug. 25 1998, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.

Avian Pediatric Seminar Proceedings, various authors, 1988.