Ara Militaris / Ara Ararauna

Macaws are members of the Parrot family with large strong beaks designed to crush seeds and nuts. They also eat fruits, flowers, leaves, stems, insects, and snails. The tail of a macaw is extremely long to help offset the weight of its beak so it doesn’t tip over while perching on a tree branch.

Fun Facts


Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae


Macaws are native to Central America and North America (only Mexico), South America, and formerly the Caribbean.