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:
- They are the longest parrots in the world, measuring up to 1 metre long.
- 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.
- 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.
- They live in savannah grasslands and dry forests in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.
- 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?