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macaws at Emirates Park Zoo and Resort

Blue and Gold Macaws
May 9, 2017

The blue and gold macaws are the 3rd biggest parrots in the world. Their naked face is white, turning pink in excited birds, and is lined with small black feathers. These feathers form a different pattern on each bird. They usually eat seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, and other plant matter including leaves and bark. Their life span is 20 – 30 years and in captivity they live 60 – 80 years. Most of their habitat consist of dense forest and fruit forests.
Macaws are native to Mexico, central and tropical south America.
Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savanna-like habitats. Macaws often live together in large mixed flocks of several different species in the wild.


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