Military Macaw

Military Macaw

Scientific Name

Ara militaris

Range

Central and South America

Habitats

Subtropical forests, woodlands

What do they eat?

Seeds, nuts, fruits

Status

Vulnerable, but U.S. Fish and Wildlife considers them Endangered

Lifespan

Up to 50 years

Conservation Threats

Pet trade, habitat loss

Fun Facts
  • Like other macaws, they have a bone in their tongue to help them open nuts and seeds, as well as extremely powerful beaks capable of breaking through a broomstick.
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