Chestnut-fronted Macaw

About the Chestnut-fronted Macaw

Also known as: Severe Macaw, Brazilian Green Macaw

The Chestnut-fronted Macaw is a small species of macaw from South America. These darling birds have a mostly green body plumage. There are patches of bright red on the wings and tail; there are chestnut-colored patches by the beak.

The Chestnut-fronted Macaw is also known as the Severe Macaw, especially in aviculture, where they have a reputation of being aggressive.

Chestnut-fronted Macaws have a stable population in the wild and have a conservation status of Least Concern as of April 2014.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 22 April 2014
Scientific Name
Ara severus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Ara
  • A. severus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
18 to 20 inches
10.6 to 14.5 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Maracanã-guaçu
Chinese (汉语) 栗额金刚鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) ara malý
Danish (Dansk) Dværgara
Dutch (Nederlands) Dwergara
Finnish (Suomi) joikuara
French (Français) Ara vert
German (Deutsch) Rotbugara
Italian (Italiano) Ara severa
Japanese (日本語) ヒメコンゴウインコ [himekongouinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Brunpanneara
Polish (Polski) ara kasztanowoczelna
Russian (русский язык) Каштановозобый ара
Spanish (Español) Guacamayo Severo
Swedish (Svenska) Dvärgara
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