ARARA-CANINDÉ (AS KNOWN IN BRAZIL)
The Blue-and-Yellow Macaw is a stunning and majestic bird found in various parts of Brazil, such as the Amazon, the Pantanal, the Brazilian savannah, and the Atlantic Forest. It is one of the most impressive birds in the Brazilian fauna.
Belonging to the parrot family (Psittacidae), which includes parrots, parakeets, and other macaws, it can reach up to 35 inches in length and weigh between 2 and 2,2 pounds. Its plumage is blue on the upper body and yellow on the lower body, with some green patches on its head. Its beak is black and curved, adapted for breaking hard seeds and dry fruits.
The Blue-and-Yellow Macaw primarily feeds on Brazilian nuts, hearts of palm, wild fruits, and flowers. It lives in flocks of up to 30 individuals, communicating through loud calls. They form couples that remain together and faithful for life. They nest in tree hollows or rocky cliffs, laying two to four eggs per year.
With keen intelligence, they can mimic sounds of other animals and even humans. The species enjoys flying at great heights and performing aerial acrobatics, showcasing all their beauty and elegance. The Blue-and-Yellow Macaw symbolizes the richness and diversity of the Brazilian fauna.