Animal Species

Blue and Gold Macaw
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Macaws communicate with a variety of calls, from a soft voice to a harsh, loud screech. They “blush” when excited and can voluntarily constrict their pupils.

Sponsors
Dave & Maureen Decker
Habitat
Rainforests, swamps and forests in South America
Size
34 inches long with a 20 inch tail
Weight
about 2-3 pounds
Lifespan
50 - 75 years
Diet
palm fruit, nuts, fruits, leaf buds and plant material
Reproduction
2-4 eggs hatch after 24-25 days
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Illegal pet trade; Habitat loss and predators