Blue Throat Macaw
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Blue-throated Macaw's are now the most rare species of macaw in the world and they are critically endangered. Now, there are only about one hundred wild Blue-throated Macaw left in the wild due to poaching and deforestation of coconut trees.
This species has distinctive blue cheeks and throat patches. Males may possibly have a darker patch of blue on the throat and may be larger in size than females. They have striking plumage that's turquoise blue on the head and back, and the chest while the abdomen, thighs and the underparts of the wings are bright yellow. Their long tails are orange below and blue on top. In the wild, Blue-throated macaws do not eat seeds and nuts to the same extent as many other macaw species do. Instead, they eat primarily fruit from large palms.
Blue-throated macaws are monogamous and mate for life.
Lifespan~Very few macaws in captivity live to 50 years of age. Blue-throated macaws have not been studied very long in the wild, and information on lifespan is yet to be discovered.
Wingspan~approximately 3 feet