Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Blue and Gold Macaw

Ara ararauna
Blue and Gold Macaws are one of the larger species of Macaw and can grow to about 86cm in length. 
This sort is one of 
the best talkers 
of all macaws.
As well as their striking blue and gold colouring these Macaws have tiny feather tracts on their faces, which is unique to each bird, just like a human finger-print.
Blue and golds have an extensive 
range throughout most of tropical South America
from eastern Panama till Ecuador, Eastern Peru, 
Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil.  
They inhabit forests of many types and usually
 fly in pairs or small family groups.
They have a length of about 20-36 inches and is self-evident blue and yellow colored. 
The incubation is about +/- 25 days and they lay between 2 and 3 eggs.
Blue and Gold Macaws are found in central northern regions of South America. 
They are probably one of the most kept macaws in captivity.
They are considered an endangered species due to the destruction of the rainforests and capturing of them for the illegal pet trade. In the wild the Macaws are found in pairs and small family groups. They like to fly close together with their wingtips almost touching.