|Red-and-green Macaw Ara
(aka Green-winged Macaw)
Brazilian name: arara-vermelha-grande
The Red-and-green Macaw is very similar to the slightly smaller Scarlet Macaw Ara macao. The main differences are that the Scarlet Macaw has yellow on the on the wing coverts and the Red-and-green Macaw has lines of small red feathers on its bare facial skin.
|They are to be found in the
humid evergreen forest of the Orinoco and Amazon Basins although
they can be found in savannas where there is gallery
They feed on a variety of seeds and fruits and nest either in holes in trees (as in photo 3) or in holes in cliffs.
|Like all large Macaws it is at risk from the illegal caged bird trade.|
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