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Pretty Bird:

Macaws are small to large, often colourful New World parrots. Of the many different Psittacidae (true parrots) genera, six are classified as macaws: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca.

Previously, the members of the genus Primolius were placed in Propyrrhura, but the former is correct in accordance with ICZN rules. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and formerly the Caribbean. Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats.macaw april 20165

Classifications

Species Name:
Macaw
Scientific Name:
Psittacidae genera
Continent:
South America
Our Animal's Name(s):
Rainbow (blue & yellow macaw)
Lieutenant Dan and Carmen (military macaws)
Proud Parents:
Marcia Burney
Amber Valenziula
Karen J. Wong
Angela Verts