Greenwing Macaws

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All MacawsWhile these giant birds are called Greenwing Macaws (Ara chloroptera), their name is often misleading because they are in fact a striking blend of red with green and blue stripes on their wings. The facial patch is traversed with red feathers which looks like Indian war paint. Greenwing macaws are sometimes confused with Scarlet Macaws, which have a yellow stripe on their wings (Greenwings do not) and are far different in both demeanor and coloring. The Greenwing is almost as large as the Hyacinth macaw with a wingspan approaching 49 inches, a total length reaching 36 inches and weights ranging from 1100 to 1700 grams. Not…show more content…
The Greenwing has only recently become readily available as pets. Wild caught birds were difficult to breed and availability of domestic bred babies has lagged behind the demand. They are the smartest of the large macaws and extremely intelligent birds, with an ability to learn quickly. They are extremely socially interactive in a variety of settings. Much larger than either a Blue and Gold or a Scarlet Macaw. Along with the Buffon 's and Hyacinths they are the largest of the parrot family. Although they don 't speak a great deal, Greenwing macaws have a mischievous nature which frequently leads them into trouble. It is always good to have large, tough toys such as the All Macaws "Macaw Tough" toy line, which can satisfy the Greenwings need to chew and destroy, these toys can save many a door frame. In addition you will need a large cage such as the Kings #506 cage we offer in both powder coated finish or stainless steel (the optimal choice as there are no guarantees that your powder coating…show more content…
Body: Can be distinguished from the Scarlet by its more massive size, deep red body color with green on the wing covert area; occasional green nape or green scalloping on nape and back; occasional red scalloping on the green upper wing coverts; rump and upper tail coverts medium blue; inferior surfaces of all feathers red. Tail: Deep red, becoming blue at the tip; inferior surface red. Immature Birds: Nestlings have brown feathers traversing their facial patch, becoming red as they approach one year of age; bone colored mandibles blacken with age; black eyes. Immature eyes are dark to pale gray. Captive Breeding: Has been slow to breed in captivity from wild caught stock; improved with captive bred birds as breeders. Reproductive Maturity: Four to five years old in captive bred birds. Lifespan: 60-80 years or more. Diet: The Greenwing Macaw requires a varied diet,

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