Today I will discuss another family member of Macaws named as Blue and Gold Macaw also known as Blue and Yellow Macaw. It is one of the six genera of Central and South American Macaws.
Blue and Gold Macaw Information & Habitat
Blue and Gold Macaw’s physical appearance is self-evident by their name, with brilliant blue upper part of the body, golden yellow underparts, the forehead is green as well as green tips on the end of their wings. They have black beak strong enough to crush nutshells and also helpful when climbing the trees. Their face is white with small black feathers which change into pink color while they excited. They also have a small patch of dark blue to black feathers under the beak. They have dark grey to black zygodactylous feet (two toes facing forward and two backward) help to hold tree branches firmly while moving around the tree.
Blue and Gold Macaw generally weight between 0.9 to 1.8kg and measure about 30 to 34 inches long starting from the tip of its head to the end of its tail, so more than half of which is tail. They have a wingspan of 41 to 45 inches. Males and females are alike so it’s really hard to differentiate. Some suggest clues but they are not authentic and still prefer to do DNA test for identification.
Most of the resources show that Blue and Gold Macaw can live up to 30 to 35years in the wildlife but it can extend up to 50 to 60 years when kept as a pet in the home because there is no threat to their life from predators.