Green-winged Macaw

About the Green-winged Macaw

Also known as: Red-and-green Macaw

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 07 March 2009
Scientific Name
Ara chloroptera
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Ara
  • A. chloropterus
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 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
35.5 inches

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Arara-vermelha-grande
Czech (Cesky) Ara Zelenokřídlý
Danish (Dansk) Mørkerød Ara
Dutch (Nederlands) Groenvleugelara
Finnish (Suomi) Vihersiipiara
French (Français) Ara Chloroptère
German (Deutsch) Grünflügelara
Italian (Italiano) Ara Dalle Ali Verdi
Japanese (日本語) ベニコンゴウインコ (Benikongouinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Grønnvingerødara
Polish (Polski) Ara Zielonoskrzydla
Russian (русский язык) Зеленокрылый ара
Spanish (Español) Guacamayo Aliverde
Swedish (Svenska) Grönvingad Ara
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