Military Macaw

Military Macaw

Latin name: Ara militaris

What they look like: A distinctive bird that gets its name from its predominately green plumage. Their wings have an edge of blue at the tips, with their tails also sporting blue, yellow and green feathers. Their faces are characteristically white with a red crown.

Animal facts: 

  • They prefer to nest in inaccessible cliff crevices which gives them some protection against poachers.
  • Military macaws are monogamous and remain with their mates for life.

What they eat: Seeds, nuts, berries and fruit.

Habitat: Humid lowland forest, wooded foothills and canyons.

Where they live: Central and South America.

Threats: Capture for the live bird trade and deforestation.

Population
Decreasing
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittcidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable