The Green Wing Macaw,
known as the "Gentle Giant", is second in
size only to the Hyacinth Macaw. The green wing macaw
is found from eastern Panama in Central America to northern
South America, east of the Andes, to Bolivia, Brazil
and Paraguay. The head, shoulders, and breast are a
deep red. The wings next to the body of the green
wing macaw are greenish turning bluer on the
outside edge of the wing. The green Wing macaw is a
darker red as compared to the "scarlet" red
of the scarlet macaw.
The green Wing macaw has a very sensitive,
responsive, and affectionate disposition. The green wing
macaw tends to be more vocal than the other macaws in
that they make more moans, groans, and baby sounds. It
requires a lot of attention. The green wing macaw can
be trained to talk but, unlike other macaws, is not considered
a very good mimic. A green wing macaw requires large space
due to its large size.
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Although larger than most of the other
macaw species, the green wing macaw
has a temperament that is more steady and easy-going.
Its diet consists of ripe and unripe fruits, nuts, seeds,
berries and vegetable matter. A green wing macaw loves
a seed mix of sunflower, safflower, hemp, wheat, oats,
canary grass seed and various millets. Porridge and
biscuits are delightful treats for a green wing macaw.
However, a green wing macaw
can be demanding and has a tendency to become agressive
or pluck. An untrained green wing macaw in the house
is another name for untold misery.
Vital Statistics for the
Green Wing Macaw:
- Size : 90 cm (35.5 ins)
- Life Expectancy : 60 years or longer
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