Where in the world?
Forest habitats of Central and South America and Mexico.
Macaws are long-lived birds, with different species reaching up to 80 or even 100 years old in captivity! In the wild, the average lifespan is much shorter.
These birds have distinctive bare face patches, long tails and bright plumage, or feathers. Males and females do not have differing coloration, as in some other birds.
This large species of parrot can reach lengths of up to 33 inches from the beak to the end of the tail feathers.
Did you know?
Adult macaws have no known predators in the wild, but toucans, corvids, possums and coatis prey on the eggs and young.