Blue-and-yellow macaw Ara ararauna
Life-spanup to 50 years
fruit, grains, nuts
These forest birds live in the tree canopy, close to lakes and along rivers. They nest in cavities in the trunks of very tall trees.
Blue-and-yellow macaws mate for life. It is easy to identify couples, which sit up close against each other on a single branch in the middle of bird colonies.
Macaws produce short tuneless sounds. They are highly intelligent and able to repeat words.
Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)
- Not evaluatedNE
- Data deficientDD
- Least concernLC
- Near threatenedNT
- Critically endangeredCR
- Extinct in the wildEW