Habitat: Woodlands, open country and forest edges
Weight: 2-3 lbs
Average Lifespan: 50 years
Incubation Period: 28 days
Number of Young: 2-3
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Also known as blue and yellow macaw.
- Uses its powerful beak for breaking nutshells, and also for climbing up and hanging from trees.
- Parents will raise only the strongest chick, leaving the others to starve to death.
- Is considered to be the most beautiful of all parrot species.
- Often gather at clay licks to eat mineral and salt bearing clay, which is found on river banks.