* Threatened or Endangered

Blue and Yellow Macaw *

 : Ara ararauna

 : Bird

 : South America from Panama south to Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Trinidad

 : Nuts, seeds and vegetation

 : Weight 2 to 3 lbs.

 : Due to the fact that this bird inhabits wet, swampy areas that are hard to reach by foot, their numbers are relatively stable. In Trinidad, they are endangered.


This loud, colorful bird is among the most favorite captive parrots in the pet trade.  Due to their large size, strong beak and loudness, they are suitable only for the more experienced persons.  In captivity, macaws can live well into their 70’s if diet and care are correct.  Macaws generally mate for life.