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Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Blue-bellied Roller
Blue Tit

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Blue Tit

  • Cyanistes caeruleus
  • Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets

About the Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Also known as: Blue-and-gold Macaw

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw is a member of the macaw group of parrots which breeds in the swampy forests of tropical South America from Panama south to Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. These macaws reach 34 inches in length and weigh 34 to 46 ounces. They are vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, golden underparts and a green cap on the head. Their beaks are black and very strong for crushing nuts.

The Harlequin Macaw is a beautiful hybrid cross between this species and the Red-and-green Macaw. The coloration of the hybrid bird depends on which parent is which species; if the father is a Red-and-green, the Harlequin will generally be the size of a Red-and-green with the coloration of the Blue-and-yellow.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Ara ararauna
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Ara
  • A. ararauna
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
29.9 to 33.9 inches
32 to 48 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Arara-canindé (Brazilian)
  • 琉璃金刚鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Ara Ararauna (Czech)
  • Blågul Ara (Danish)
  • Blauwgele Ara (Dutch)
  • Sinikelta-ara (Finnish)
  • Ara Blue et Jaune (French)
  • Gelbbrustara (German)
  • Ara Gialloblu (Italian)
  • ルリコンゴウインコ (Rurikongouinko) (Japanese)
  • Blågulara (Norwegian)
  • Ara Ararauna (Polish)
  • Синежёлтый ара (Russian)
  • Guacamayo Azul y Amarillo (Spanish)
  • Blågul Ara (Swedish)

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