Green Wing Macaw

Green Wing Macaw

Where in the world?

Forest habitats of Central and South America and Mexico.

 

Animal Facts:

Green Wing Macaws are part of the parrot family. They have a hooked beak that helps them in cracking nuts, eating, and climbing.

Green Wing Macaws also have zygodactyl feet, which means they have 2 toes in front and 2 toes in back, allowing them to use their feet like hands.

Green Wing Macaws are large red, green, and blue and typically found in Central to South America. They reach on average 36 inches from head to tail with a wingspan of 41-49 inches.

The largest threat to wild Green Wing Macaws is deforestation in South American rainforests.

Did you know?

Green Wing Macaws are the 2nd largest macaw species. They are often mistaken for the smaller but similar Scarlet Macaw.

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Where in the world?

Forest habitats of Central and South America and Mexico.

 

Animal Facts:

Scarlet Macaws are part of the parrot family. They have a hooked beak that helps them in cracking nuts, eating, and climbing. Macaws also have zygodactyl feet, which means they have 2 toes in front and 2 toes in back allowing them to use their feet like hands.

Scarlet Macaws are large red, yellow, and blue and typically found in South America. They reach on average 33 inches from head to tail.

The largest threat to wild Scarlet Macaws is deforestation in South American rainforests.

 

Did you know?

Adult macaws have no known predators in the wild, but toucans, corvids, possums and coatis prey on the eggs and young.

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Where in the world?

Woodlands of the eastern coast of Australia and Tasmania; invasive to western Australia and New Zealand. 

 

Animal Facts:

Both male and female Rainbow Lorikeets are very colorful. They cannot be distinguished by their pattern or coloration, but during mating displays the male hops around the female.

These birds spend most of their time in trees, eating pollen, nectar, fruit, seeds and some insects.

Like many other parrots, they lay their eggs in a tree hollow. They most often lay two eggs. Only the female incubates the eggs, but both the male and female feed the young.

 

Did you know?

Rainbow Lorikeets have a special brush-tipped tongue that helps them to feed on nectar and pollen from flowers.

African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot

Where in the world?

Rainforests of Africa.

 

Animal Facts:

African Grey Parrots are part of the parrot family. They have a hooked beak that helps them in cracking nuts, eating, and climbing. Parrots also have zygodactyl feet, which means they have 2 toes in front and 2 toes in back allowing them to use their feet like hands.

African Grey Parrots are primarily grey with a red tail. On average they grow to be 13 inches in length.

While all types of African Grey parrots look similar, there are actually two distinct types and a couple of lesser-known subspecies of this beloved bird.

 

Did you know?

African Grey Parrots are considered to be one of the most accomplished mimics. When raised with humans they can show an amazing ability to mimic people and noises but in the wild they have never been observed mimicking.

Budgerigar

Budgerigar

Where in the world?

Scrublands, grasslands and open woodlands of Australia.

 

Animal Facts:

The word parakeet means “long tail” and refers to small and medium-sized parrots with long tail feathers. This species is known as the Common Parakeet, Budgerigar or Budgie.

Nomadic seed-eaters, wild Budgerigars follow available food and water across dry regions of Australia. They spend winters in the north and in spring and summer return to the southern regions.

The fleshy area containing the nostrils above the beak is called a cere. Males have blue ceres, and the ceres of females are brown during the breeding and pale brown to white when not breeding.

 

Did you know?

These parakeets are the most common pet bird in the world and the third most common pet overall, after dogs and cats.

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