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.