grooming (pet store; 2012-07-02)

Red-shouldered Macaw
Diopsittaca nobilis

Native Range: South America

Notes: by far the smallest macaw species, barely larger than a conure-type parakeet; the red shoulder patch is often concealed, especially when the bird is perched with its wings closed.

posing for a head portrait; shiny grey-black bill (pet store; 2012-07-02)

still posing; note the white eye-ring and lores area (pet store; 2012-07-02)

long pointed tail (pet store; 2012-07-02)

all green-bodied (pet store; 2012-07-02)