Military Macaw (Ara militaris)
The Military Macaw is a medium sized member of the macaw family. Though considered vulnerable as a wild species, it is still commonly found in the pet trade industry.
Their green plumage is quite beautiful, and while they look a great deal like the Buffon’s Macaw, the Military Macaw head is a lighter shade of green with a red spot above the beak.
According to experts the name “Military” Macaw originates from the “attire” which makes the macaw looks like its ready to “march in a parade.”
The Military Macaw inhabits arid woodlands and subtropical forests of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia and Argentina. They will nest in the tops of trees and more often in cliff-faces over 600 ft (200 m) above the ground.
- Weight: 870 – 1075 grams (1.9 – 2.4)
- Length: 70 – 80cm (27 – 29 inches)
- Wing span: 100 – 110cm (39 – 43 inches)
- Life span: 60 – 80 years
- Diet: berries, nuts and seeds
- No. off eggs: 2 – 3 eggs
- Incubation: 28 days
- Beak power: 2000 PSI
- Fledge: after 3 months