ENDANGERED SPECIES WEEK DAY # 5

ENDANGERED SPECIES WEEK

DAY # 5

Today’s adventure takes us to South America to meet one gorgeous parrot. These beauties are endangered and we can’t imagine living in a world where these feathery friends aren’t around! Grab your gear, your binoculars and let’s go meet these big blue birds!

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MEET THE HYACINTH MACAW!

hyacinth macaw   Range/Habitat: Central South America/ rainforest

   Diet: Herbivore: nuts, fruits

   Length/Weight: 3 ¼ ft/ 3 lbs

   Conservation Status: endangered

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Hyacinth Macaws are the largest member of the parrot family that can fly.
  •          They have bright blue feathers.
  •          Hyacinth macaws are very social.
  •          Hyacinth macaws have long tails.
  •          They have large curved beaks to help them crack open nuts.

 

Hyacinth macaws are one of our favorites. They are endangered mainly due to the pet trade. If you decide a pet parrot is right for your home, make sure you get one from a reputable breeder. Remember that parrots are very social and live a very long time, so they are very high maintenance and require a lot of care.

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