GREEN AND RED MACAW or GREEN WINGED MACAW (Ara chloropterus)
- Though both bright red birds, the Red-and-green Macaw can be readily identified from the Scarlet Macaw as the upper-wing covert feathers of the Red-and-green Macaw are green (as opposed to yellow, or yellow and green in the Scarlet Macaw).
- In addition, the Red-and-green 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.
- It is second only in size to the Hyacinth Macaw, the largest bird of the macaw family.
- The wingspan of the greenwing macaw can be up to 49 inches (125 cm), with a total body length of 39 inches (100 cm).
- A healthy adult will weigh between 1,250 and 1,700 grams.
- The Red-and-green Macaw has a very powerful beak which can generate a pressure of 2000 psi and can snap a broomstick in half.
- This powerful beak has evolved to crush or open even the hardest nuts and seeds.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-and-green_Macaw
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Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA