The Blue-winged Macaw is a small species of macaw native to parts of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. They can be recognized by their mostly green plumage, namesake blue wings, and red forehead patch. Their yellow eyes often appear orange or orangish.
Blue-winged Macaws feed on fruits, seeds, nuts, and flowers. They are found in forest habitat, and while they are not currently considered to be threatened, they do face habitat loss from deforestation throughout their South American range.
In aviculture, Blue-winged Macaws are called Illiger’s Macaw, named after the German who first described them for science: Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger.