Eng. Green Winged Macaw, Greenwing Macaw
Lat. Ara Chloroptera
ORIGIN: Eastern Panama and northwest Colombia; East of Andes from eastern
Colombia and Venezuela, south Ecuador, Peru, Guyana and Surinam
to Brazil. Western and eastern Bolivia, Paraguay and the Argentinian
province of Formosa.
APPEARENCE: There are eighteen species of macaws and the
biggest macaw is Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthus) sized
100 cm (40 in in length.The dwarfish macaw (Macaw n.Nobilis), sized
only 30 cm (12 in) in length, belongs to one of the smallest species
of macaws. There are two species of macaws which are most commonly
kept as pets: the Green-winged Macaws and the Blue and Yellow Macaws.
According to the size, the Green-winged Macaw belongs to a group
of larger macaws, sized 90 cm (36 in)
It is one of the most speckled of the macaw species. Red is the
dominant color of these birds. The wings are dark red near the torso
and green in the middle while wing tips are blue with dark blue
edgings. The shoulders are covered with red feathers and with green
The tail is a dark red
color with blue tips and a middle stripe. The bill horn is big and
powerful, and the upper part of the bill is an ivory color with
blackish sides. The lower part is totally black. The feet are dark
grey with dark nails. The iris is pale-yellow. Around the eye, there
is a weak feathered part of white color speckled with red feathers.
Their sex is not clearly distinguishable. Females tend to be larger
with a wider forehead.
KEEPING AND CARE: The cage where macaws are kept must be comfortable
enough and of minimal dimensions, 120 cm (47 in) in width and 100
cm (40 in) in length. It should be made of strong wires as they
like climbing on it by using their strong bill. The cage must be
placed in peaceful surroundings and protected from draught winds.
In oppressive heat, it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight.
Macaws have been known to be capable of prounouncing about 50 words.
Macaws are generally not so talkative and are able to learn only
about 10 words. As pets, they are most frequently kept separately.
They have a loud voice but they are rarely vocal. If you consider
getting one as a pet, it is better to acquire it as young as possible
for the sake of easier socialization. All macaws hatched in captivity
wear a ring with the first year of birth and a breeder's register
number around the leg. These birds are mainly fed by hand so they
are calm, socialized and tame.
DIET: The main source of nutrition is speckled (protein) sunflower. Apart
from the sunflower, their dietary intake consists of white sunflower,
peanuts, shelled oats, corn seeds, pine-nuts, buckweat and hemp.
As an additional source of nutrition, various tropical fruits, vegetables
and various kinds of nuts can be added. Food rich in minerals is
very important for their nutrition. It can be added both as a cuttle-bone
or as a ready-made mixture. Fruits and vegetables must be also included,
especially apples, bananas, grapes, carrots, blade and chicory.
BREEDING MACAWS: In nature they live in pairs or in smaller flocks
of 10 birds. Apart from the Red Macaws there are Blue and Yellow
Macaws and Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao). Breeding in shelters is very complicated.
Macaws are monogamic birds so they stay with their mating partner
for their entire life. The selected birds can fledge very soon but
sometimes they need up to 10 days. Aviaries must be comfortable
enough with fairly thick branches that allow standing and serve
for sharpening their bill. It is recommended that the aviaries consist
of two parts: exterior and interior part. In breeding season, the
nest made of a block of wood or a wooden box, should be placed in
the interior part as to protect the birds. The nest must be spacious
enough. The optimal measure for a nest is 55x70x100 cm (22x28x40
in) with an entrance hole of 22 cm (8 in).
Breeding macaws is very complicated. On the picture above is shown breeding nest. It's not possible to see macaw's eggs inside.
The breeding period begins
in April. During the breeding period, the birds become unsettled
and show aggressiveness. They usually clutch 1 to 3 eggs which are
not often fertile. Incubation lasts 25 to 27 days. Eggs and the
younglings must be checked regularly. It is very common for the
parents to break the eggs. The nest must be checked when the adult
birds are out of the nest in order not to scare the birds, break
the eggs or injure the younglings by chance. It is also recommended
that a nest have an outside access for checking so as not to scare
the birds by approaching the aviary. Parents take care of the birds
for the first 12 weeks.Food based on eggs, which is highly protein, is added as a diet
supplement at the time of the birds feeding. If one notices that
the birds are weak and skinny, one must support them or completely
feed them by hand. Birds fed by hand are more tame and may facilitate
smoother socialization toward humans.
FACTS: There are examples of these birds which have lived
up to 120 years, but on average macaw life span is about 80 years.
Generally they are not talkative parrots,
but there are some examples of macaws whose talk could even be compared
to the most talkative birds, Grey Parrots.
Their species is among the largest within the parrot kingdom.
In nature, great flocks of about 100 and even more individual birds
can be seen searching for minerals and nutrition among rocks. They
They can be taught to perform various tricks.
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