Birds

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Blue-and-yellow Macaw – Ara ararauna
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The Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of Neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest (especially varzea, but also in open sections of terra firme or non-flooded forest) and woodland of tropical South America.

There has been a small breeding population in Miami-Dade County, Florida, since the middle 1980s.

They are popular in aviculture because of their striking color, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to humans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-and-yellow_Macaw

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