Green Winged Macaw

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Our green winged macaws are one of the very first animals you see when you enter the zoo!

Scientific Name

Type
Bird

Lifespan
Wild: 30 years
Captivity: 50 years

Size
39 inches

Average Weight
2.7-3.7 lbs

Group Name
Company

Group Size
Varies

Name of Young
Chick

We Eat:
We Live:
We Are:Vulnerable

Did you know?

  • This species is very similar in appearance to scarlet macaws. However, green winged macaws are larger and have a band of green feathers on their wings. They also have tiny red feathers near their eyes.
  • Macaws have very strong beaks that can generate 200psi (pounds per square inch) which they use to crack open the shells of nuts and seeds.
  • Macaws are very messy eaters. They often drop seeds onto the forest floor while eating and some seeds also pass through their digestive systems. These seeds may grow into new plants and help generate new forest growth.

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