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Blue and Yellow Macaw

Scientific name: Ara ararauna
Family: Psittacidae
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Mass: 1- 1.7 kg
Length: 81-91 cm
Lifespan:  80 years
Conservation status: Least Concern

The Blue and Yellow Macaw is a type of Parrot with the scientific name Ara ararauna. It gets its nickname from its beautiful bright yellow and blue feathers. Typically the wings and tail are blue, while the under parts are yellow or golden. It also has a green forehead, a white face, and a black beak. Macaw adaptations include large, curved, powerful beaks designed to crack open hard nuts and seeds.


The natural habitat for the Blue and Yellow Macaw is the rainforest in South America, mostly in the northern countries where the weather is warm. Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay all have native populations of the Blue and Yellow Macaw.


Macaws eat a wide variety of foods including seeds, fruits, nuts, leaves, and flowers.


The Blue and Yellow Macaw reaches breeding age when they are 3 to 4 years old. They are known to pair for life and live in small family groups. Blue and Yellow Macaws nest high above the ground in cavities found in large, dead trees. Only two or three eggs are laid in a nest. It is thought that the female incubates them. However, both male and female aggressively defend the eggs.

A Pet Bird

If properly taken care of, the Blue and Yellow Macaw can make a great pet. It is considered to be one of the most trainable and intelligent parrots. However, be prepared to spend a lot of time and work on your macaw. They like to spend time with people and need to be trained and socialized. With a lot of work they can be a great pet. It is considered a talking bird. This means that it can mimic human speech. It does not really talk, but can make the same sound and repeat words.


  1. They are often called Blue and Gold Macaws.
  2. They use their strong beaks to crack open nuts to eat. ...
  3. In the wild, macaws help promote forest growth by dropping a lot seed they are eating on the ground and spreading seeds throughout the forest.
  4. They can live up to 80 years old.