Military macaw

Military Macaw Ara militaris

Military macaws get their name from their green plumage covering their body, red head and black beak, resembling a military uniform.

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ORIGIN:
Central and South America

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HABITAT:
Humid forests and canyons

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2 pounds
Length: 26-28 inches

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DIET:
Seeds, nuts, berries and fruit

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PREDATORS:
Humans, birds of prey, monkeys, snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Flight, strong beak, loud call

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay clutch of 2-3 eggs

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THREATS:
Collection for pet trade, habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 60 years in human care

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