Birdorable Green-winged Macaw

Green-winged Macaw

March 7th, 2009 in Parrots 2 comments
Birdorable Green-winged Macaw

This is our Birdorable version of the Green-winged Macaw, a large macaw (it is 3 feet / 90 cm in length) that 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.

Green-winged Macaw
Photo by codespoti

It has an extremely powerful beak which can generate a pressure of 200 psi, enough to snap a broomstick in half. This strong beak is designed to crush or open even the hardest nuts and seeds. It can break these Brazil Nuts with ease:

Brazil nuts
Photo by gordoPeru

Our cute Macaw is available on t-shirts and other gifts. If you like this bird don't forget to check out our 45 other parrots and parakeets.