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Green-winged Macaw

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About the Green-winged Macaw

Also known as: Red-and-green Macaw

The Green-winged Macaw looks a lot like the Scarlet Macaw but its lower wing feathers are green. It is the most common of the large macaws in the wild and is widespread in forests of Northern South America. Unfortunately, in recent years, there has been a marked decline in its numbers due to habitat loss and illegal capture. Its powerful beak, which can generate a pressure of 200 psi, enough to snap a broomstick in half, is designed to crush or open even the hardest nuts and seeds.

The Harlequin Macaw is a beautiful hybrid cross between the Blue-and-yellow Macaw and this species. 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: 07 March 2009
Scientific Name Ara chloroptera
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Ara
  • A. chloropterus
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 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
35.5 inches
Range South America

International Names

  • Arara-vermelha-grande (Brazilian)
  • Ara Zelenokřídlý (Czech)
  • Mørkerød Ara (Danish)
  • Groenvleugelara (Dutch)
  • Vihersiipiara (Finnish)
  • Ara Chloroptère (French)
  • Grünflügelara (German)
  • Ara Dalle Ali Verdi (Italian)
  • ベニコンゴウインコ (Benikongouinko) (Japanese)
  • Grønnvingerødara (Norwegian)
  • Ara Zielonoskrzydla (Polish)
  • Зеленокрылый ара (Russian)
  • Guacamayo Aliverde (Spanish)
  • Grönvingad Ara (Swedish)

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