Project Description

Green-Winged Macaw

Ara Chloroptera

Animal Class: Birds

Length: 35 inches

Lifespan: 60-80 years

Diet: Wild: Tropical forest fruits

Habitat: E. Mexico to Brazil. Tall deciduous trees of forests and rivers.

Description: Also known as the red-and-green macaw, the green-winged macaw is one of the largest species of the parrot family. Despite their names, they also have feathers in shades of blue and teal.

With their wide strong wings, macaws can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour. They often fly in pairs or small groups and often call to each other in raucous hoarse voices. They are very intelligent and often learn to mimic sounds and behaviors. 

Our Animals: Chip. This animal is also an Ambassador Animal.