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Macaw
Background information
Taxonomy Birds
Status Least Concern to Critically Endangered
Range Central and South America and the Caribbean
Habitat Forests, rainforest, savannah, woodland
Feathers, fur Red, yellow, green, blue


Macaws are long-tailed, often colourful New World parrots. Of the many different Psittacidae (true parrots) genera, six are classified as macaws: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. Previously, the members of the genus Primolius were placed in Propyrrhura, but the former is correct in accordance with ICZN rules. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and formerly the Caribbean. Most species are associated with forests, especially rainforests, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats.

Types of Macaws

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