mated pair; no sexual dimorphism (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Red-and-Green Macaw
Ara chloropterus

Native Range: South America

Notes: a large and strikingly colored macaw with red, blue, and green on the wings; slightly larger than the otherwise similar Scarlet Macaw; also told by red lines around the eyes, which are formed by tiny feathers on an otherwise bare white skin patch; mates for life; nests in tree cavities into which a female lays 2-3 eggs; powerful hooked beak can open even the toughest seeds and nuts.

scarklet-red plumage; red, green, and blue on wings (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

also blue under tail; large pale upper mandible (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

dorsal view; multi-color wings; black lower mandible (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

head portrait; red lines on white face; white iris (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

perched and looking beautiful (Panama pet; 2008-06-21)

perched and pretty (Panama pet; 2008-06-21)

perched and handsome (Panama pet; 2008-06-21)

in flight, ventral view (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

in flight, dorsal view (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

in flapping flight, ventral view (Zoo; 2012-09-19)