Chestnut-fronted Macaw / Ara Severus
The Chestnut-fronted Macaw or Severe Macaw (Ara Severus) is one of the largest of the Mini-Macaws. They can be found over a large part of Northern South America from Panama south into Amazonian Brazil and northern Bolivia.
The Chestnut-fronted or Severe Macaw is mostly green in colour with patches of red and blue on the wings. The head has a Chestnut brown patch just above the beak. The beak is black and the patches around the eyes are white with lines of small black feathers. It is the only one of the miniature macaws that has lines of feathers in the bare patches around itseyes. In the wild their typically gregarious personality can become more aggressive at puberty giving them the name Severe.