5 Interesting Facts About Hyacinth Macaws

Hyacinth Macaw

Here is a hyacinth macaw eating a nut. I hope that it didn’t come from a cow’s poo.

Today I want to write about one of the most beautiful blue birds in the world, the hyacinth macaw.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. They are the longest parrots in the world, measuring up to 1 metre long.
  2. They have a very powerful beak for eating native nuts from the acuri and bocaiuva palms.  However, the acuri nut is so hard that they can’t eat them until they’ve been eaten by a cow and been pooed out.
  3. Hyacinth macaws lay two eggs in tree cavities or on cliff faces, but most of the time only one chick survives to become an adult.
  4. They live in savannah grasslands and dry forests in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.
  5. These beautiful birds are endangered, mainly due to poaching for the pet trade and loss of habitat.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about hyacinth macaws?

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Rainbow Lorikeet

5 thoughts on “5 Interesting Facts About Hyacinth Macaws

    • BY THE WAY,Macaws eat a variety of foods including seeds, nuts, fruits, palm fruits, leaves, flowers, and stems. Wild species may forage widely, over 100 km (62 mi) for some of the larger species such as Ara araurana (blue and yellow macaw) and Ara ambigua (great green macaw), in search of seasonally available foods.
      Adult blue and gold macaws typically live between 30 and 35 years in the wild. When captive as pets or cared for at zoos, these birds can live upwards of 50 years. One blue and gold macaw was reported to be 112 years old in 2011, although claims that the bird belonged to Winston Churchill were proved false.Parrots are omnivores, which means that they can eat both meat and vegetation. Most parrots eat a diet that contains nuts, flowers, fruit, buds, seeds and insects. Seeds are their favourite food.50 years
      Amazon parrots, together with macaws and the African grey parrot, are all known for their exceptional vocal abilities, playfulness, and dexterity with their feet. Well-trained parrots can be loyal companions, and they can live for 50 years or sometimes more in captivity.BYEEEE.!!!!!!!!!

  1. I enjoy your articles. I am a veterinarian specializing in avian and exotic species. I wrote a book “Old Spouse”s Tales About Animals” that may be of interest to you. Let me know if I can be of help. Dr. Jim Gaines

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