Blue and gold macaw


Blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna)

All or nothing

Blue and gold macaw couples usually stay together their whole life. When choosing a female the most colourful  males have the best chances. 

Blue and gold macaw almost exclusively nest in dead palm trees which is not safe for the brood in case of peristent rainfall. The female usually lays 2-3 eggs which will be incubated for 28 days. As soon as the offspring hatches the fight for surival begins: the dominant chick gets most of the food while its siblings die in the nest.

Category: Birds

Brood: 2-3 eggs

Breeding duration: 28 days

Age: up to 45 years

food: nuts, fruits, berries

Danger: not endangered

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