Hyacinth Macaw

About the Hyacinth Macaw
Also known as: Hyacinthine Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw

The Hyacinth Macaw is native to the forests of central South America. It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world (the larger Kakapo of New Zealand is flightless), although in terms of length maximum of 3.4 feet (1 meter) length it is the largest parrot in the world with a maximum length of 3.4 feet or 1 meter.

The Hyacinth Macaw is an endangered species and survives today in three known distinct populations in South America: southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay.

These beautiful birds have a conservation status of Vulnerable to extinction due to high levels of poaching and smuggling for pet trade. They are further threatened by increased commercial sale of feather art and habitat loss from human development.

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