Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth Macaw

Latin Name: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

What they look like: Not only is it the largest parrot but it is also one of the prettiest. They have deep blue feathers with distinctive yellow markings near their eyes and black beaks.

Animal facts:

  • Hyacinth macaws are the largest parrots in the world.
  • Their beak pressure is so strong that can easily take apart the bars of a welded wrought iron cage.
  • They can be heard up to a kilometre away from here.

What they eat: Palm nuts, seeds and fruit

Habitat: Lightly wooded country and palm savannah

Where they live: Brazil

Threats: Habitat destruction and illegal trapping for their feathers and live bird trade.

Population
Decreasing
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittacidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable