Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Blue-and-yellow Macaw – Ara ararauna

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.