The Great Green Macaw is a large parrot that lives in Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia and Ecuador. It is a beautiful green and blue bird with a reddish forehead.
These beauties are the largest species of parrot found throughout their range. The Great Green Macaw has a conservation status of Endangered (as of February 2013).
The conservation group The ARA Project is working to help this endangered species with a successful captive breeding and release program.
From IUCN Red List
The Great Green Macaw is listed as Endangered
on the IUCN Red List
and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This species qualifies as Endangered because extensive habitat destruction and capture for the cagebird trade are suspected to have caused very rapid and continuing population declines. These threats have had such a significant impact that it is very rare in four out of six range states, and the total population is now suspected to be small.