Green-Winged Macaw: Ara Chloroptera
Distribution and Habitat
Green-wing Macaws are found throughout South America.
Green-wing Macaws live in the canopy and emergent layer of the rainforest.
Green-wing Macaws are the second largest (Hyacinth Macaw are the largest) in the psittacidae family. Their name is misleading because they have a striking blend of red with green and blue stripes on their wings. The difference from the Scarlet Macaw is the large broad band of yellow feathers across the back instead of green feathers. Their body length is 26-36 inches with the wing span up to 41-49 inches. They can weigh over two pounds. The facial patch has red feathers and their bill is cream colored on the top and the mandible is black. Their eyes have a pale yellow outer ring with an inner pale green iris. The tail is deep red becoming blue at the tip. Their lifespan can range from 50- 80 years.