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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
Other Photos you might enjoy:
Pair of Greenwing Macaw in flight
Blue and Gold Macaw
Blue and Yellow Macaw in Flight
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©Piyal Adhikary/EPA
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Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

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

Other Photos you might enjoy:

Pair of Greenwing Macaw in flight

Blue and Gold Macaw

Blue and Yellow Macaw in Flight

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©Piyal Adhikary/EPA

allcreatures:

Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

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