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Blue-Headed Macaw


Scientific Name: Primolius couloni


Origin: Southwestern Amazonia – Eastern Peru, the state of Acre in Brazil, and northmost Bolivia.


Habitat: The Blue-Headed Macaw lives along the border of humid lowland and rivers, as well as swamps.


Physical Description: The Blue-Headed Macaw stands up to 41cm (16 inches) tall. It is known for its blue head, flight feathers, and coverts. The rest of its body is covered in green feathers, with its underwing and undertail being greenish-yellow. This bird’s legs are pinkish, and its bill is greyish, and its iris is white.


Behavior: Blue-Headed Macaws are playful and enjoy chewing on things. They are lively birds and need plenty of space to roam around. They are not necessarily cuddly, but they do enjoy affection.


Vocalization: The Blue-Headed Macaw has a higher-pitched and softer vocalization than other Macaws. Their sound is sometimes resembled to purring, and they also squawk and shriek, but at medium volume.


Breeding: The Blue-Headed Macaws make strong bonds, but they are not necessarily monogamous for life. The female bird lays between 2 to 4 eggs per clutch. The eggs are incubated for around 26 days.

The Blue-Headed Macaw is considered endangered.


Food Habits: The Blue-Headed Macaw feeds on seeds, greens, fruits, and vegetables.