Bird’s ID – Red and Green Macaw
Red and Green Macaw
The Red-and-Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus), is a large, mostly-red macaw of the genus Ara.
This is the largest of the genus Ara, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline in its numbers due to habitat loss and illegal capture for the parrot trade.
The green-winged macaw can be readily distinguished from the scarlet macaw. While the breast of both birds are bright red, the upper-wing covert feathers of the green-winged macaw is mostly green but can occasionally sport a few yellow feathers above the band of green (as opposed to mostly yellow, or a strong mix of yellow and green in the scarlet macaw). In addition, the green-winged macaw has characteristic red lines around the eyes formed by rows of tiny feathers on the otherwise bare white skin patch; this is one of the biggest differences from a scarlet macaw to the casual viewer. Iridescent teal feathers are surrounded by red on the tail. If seen together, the green-winged macaw is clearly larger than the scarlet macaw as well.
So beautiful 🙂
Thank you Marianne! 🙂
WOW, what colors! Beautiful shots, HJ! 🙂
Thank you Donna! These big birds are beautiful! 🙂
Pappagalli enormi e coloratissimi
Grazie mille cara Silvia! 🙂
Wonderful pictures of a colourful bird.
Thanks so much Susan! 🙂
These are stunning birds, HJ! Are these images taken in the wild or captivity ?
I shot these in South America a few years back. Thank you Chris. 🙂
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They are so incredibly beautiful. Wonderful photos, H.J.!
Thank you Lisa! 🙂
Thank you Indira! 🙂
Thank you Urzre. 🙂
Thanks Kendall! 🙂
So very very wonderful
Thank you very much! 🙂
Astounding colors and photos, H.J.
Thank you Tanja! 🙂
What a beautiful bird!
Thank you Clare! 🙂
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Thank you Susanne! 🙂