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Northern and Central South America

Blue and Yellow Macaw

These birds will lick clay cliffs near waterways to obtain minerals and detoxify seeds. This species associates in pairs and when flying, the two birds will stay close together with their wings nearly touching.

Macaws communicate over distances with loud screams. While they may call at any time of day it happens most frequently at dawn and dusk.

HABITATForests and tall palms in swamps or along waterways
DIET Seeds, fruits, nuts and berries
LIFE Expectancy33 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for Swaziland is the Thomson's gazelle.
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