Green Winged MacawAra chloropterus
Class: Aves Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae
Weight: 2.6-3.7 lbs
Lifespan (Wild): 30 years
Lifespan (Captivity): 50 years
Fruit, nuts, and seeds
Habitat & Range
Forests and rainforests of northern and central South America
- Green winged macaws are also called red and green macaws. They are one of the largest species of macaw, second only to the hyacinth macaw, and have one of the largest ranges of any macaw species.
- This species is often monogamous and mates for life.
- This species bears a striking resemblance to scarlet macaws. Green winged macaws can be distinguished by their larger size and the green band of feathers on their wings. Green winged macaws can also be identified by the rows of tiny red feathers near their eyes.
This species is considered common and have a broad range, however they are threatened by loss of habitat and the illegal pet trade.