Military Macaw

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Scientific Name
Ara militaris

Type
Bird

Lifespan
up to 50 years

Size
27.8 inches

Average Weight
2-2.4 lbs

Group Name
Company or Flock

Group Size
10-30

Name of Young
Chick

We Eat:
We Live:
We Are:Threatened
These macaws are threatened by habitat loss and the illegal pet trade.

Did you know?

  • Military macaws are very similar in appearance to the grean green macaws. Great green macaws, however, are larger.
  • Macaws are zygodactyls, meaning that they have four toes. Two toes point forwards and two point backwards. This helps the macaw to climb and grasp objects.
  • Like all macaws, these birds are curious and intelligent. They are also very vocal and capable of mimicking various noises including human speech. They also make shrieking and cracking noises to communicate with others in their flock.

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