Red and green macaw

Red-and-green macaws are often confused with scarlet macaws. The main difference between the two different species are that scarlet macaw have yellow wing coverts and lacks red stripes on the face. While red-and-green macaws have green coverts and have red stripes on the face.

Fast Facts

  • They have one of the largest, broadest ranges of any macaw species.
  • They prefer humid, lowland forest and deciduous forests.
  • They also ingest mineralized sand and clay, which helps neutralize the toxins in the seeds and nuts they consume.

Scientific name

Ara chloropterus
Range  South America
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Rojo, Kali
Zoo location Education building, Cats

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