When the sun rises and touches the steep cob wall of the upper Tambopata River (Peru) an amazing natural spectacle begins. The cob wall becomes a pulsating palette of red, blue, yellow and green because more than 1000 red-and-green-winged macaws and other parrots clamor around the best cob sites. They contain a high concentration of vital minerals that the parrots need but do not get enough of from their fool. That is why they pick up this cob.
Size: beak to tail 95 cm; wingspan: 80-90 cm
Breeding duration: 24-26 days
Age: max. 60 years
Sexually mature: with 5 years
Reproduction: 2-3 eggs
food: fruits, nuts, seeds, berries and vegetable-like plants, mineral soil
habitat: tropical rainforest along the rivers and forest edges