deep blue plumage; long pointed tail; yellow eye-ring (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Hyacinth Macaw
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Native Range: South America

Notes: a large and long-tailed parrot with a beautiful deep blue plumage; unmistakable; uncommon and with a native range confined to central Brazil, this spectacular bird is officially listed as an endangered species; it is also apopular but expensive bird in the pet trade, with individuals often hand-reared after captive breeding.

yellow facial stripe at base of bill (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

very smart and inquisitive (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

frontal view; uniformy blue plumage (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

huge and dark hooked bill(Zoo; 2008-10-21)

graduated tail feathers come to a long point (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

curious about the photographer (Zoo; 2008-10-21)