blue & gold macaw

scientific name:Ara araraun

length: 9.5-12 inches


gender: male

quantity: 2 total

          1 wing (short)

          1 tail (long)


native habitat: Northern South America




purchased at a bird rescue

proceeds benefit the rescue

4 separate gold & blue macaws were used in the making of the 1998 Australian movie, The Real Macaw.

a film about a macaw leading a

boy to buried pirate's treasure in order to help his aging grandfather.




anatomy of a tail feather

*the blue and gold macaw is on the verge of being extirpated (weeded-out) in Paraguay, but it still remains widespread and fairly common in a large part of mainland South America. the species is therefore listed as Least Concern by BirdLife International.


blue-and-gold macaws are popular as pets because of their striking appearance and ability as a talking bird; however, their large size makes accommodation more problematic than traditional pets. they are intelligent and social, and make good and loving companions.

fun fact