Red-and-green macaw

The red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the green-winged macaw, is a majestic and colorful parrot species native to South America. Here’s a description of its distribution:

  1. Brazil: Red-and-green macaws are found across various regions of Brazil, including the Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal wetlands, and the Atlantic Forest. They inhabit a range of forested habitats, from lowland rainforests to upland forests, and may also occur in gallery forests along rivers.
  2. Bolivia: Red-and-green macaws are found in parts of Bolivia, particularly in the eastern lowlands and foothills of the Andes Mountains. They inhabit humid forests, woodlands, and savannas, and may also occur in disturbed habitats near human settlements.
  3. Paraguay: In Paraguay, red-and-green macaws are found primarily in the eastern part of the country, where they inhabit forests, woodlands, and gallery forests along rivers. They may also occur in the Chaco region in the western part of the country.
  4. Argentina: Red-and-green macaws occur in northeastern Argentina, particularly in the provinces of Misiones and Corrientes. They inhabit humid forests and woodlands, as well as gallery forests along rivers.
  5. Other Countries: Red-and-green macaws may also occur in other countries within their range, including Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia. They inhabit similar forested habitats in these countries.

Red-and-green macaws are known for their stunning plumage, which includes bright red feathers on their wings, shoulders, and tail, contrasting with deep green feathers on their back and wings. They have a large and powerful beak, which they use to crack open nuts and seeds.

These macaws are highly social birds, often seen in pairs or small family groups, foraging together for fruits, seeds, nuts, and other food items. They are known for their loud and raucous calls, which they use to communicate with each other and to defend their territory.

Despite their relatively wide distribution, red-and-green macaws face threats from habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation, as well as from illegal capture for the pet trade. Conservation efforts, including habitat protection, anti-poaching measures, and public education, are important for ensuring the survival of this species in the wild.

Red-and-green macaw in Zoos

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