A Pair of Blue Gold Macaw

A Pair of Blue Gold Macaw

A Pair of Blue Gold Macaw – This photo was taken at the Chandigarh Bird Park.

Blue Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)

Kingdom: Animalia | Phylum: Chordata | Class: Aves | Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae

Description: This is a large parrot with long tail feathers and mainly blue and yellow in color. The forehead is green; the upper part of the body a brilliant blue; the sides of the neck and body is golden yellow.

Size: 34-35 inches Incubation: 28-29 days

Sexual Maturity: 3-4 years Life Span: Upto 80 years

Habitat: Forests, woodlands, and swamps.

Diet: Seeds, plant material, fruits, nuts and berries.

Range: Venezuela South to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia & Paraguay, parts of Panama.

Fun Facts: Most of their time is spent in their pairs. When in-flight the pairs will be close together with their wings almost touching. They help promote forest growth by dropping a lot seed they are eating on the ground and spreading seeds throughout the forest.

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A Pair of Budgerigar

A Pair of Budgerigar

A Pair of Budgerigar – This photo was taken at the Chandigarh Bird Park.

One of the most popular pet birds in the entire world.

Budgie can have up to 3000 feathers in total covering their whole body.

Life span ranges from 7 to 15 years.

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