The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. They are popular in aviculture because of their striking color, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to humans. These birds can reach a length of 76–86 cm (30–34 in) and weigh 0.900–1.5 kg (2–3 lb), making them some of the larger members of their family.
CITESAppendix II, attached B
DistributionThis species occurs in Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The range extends slightly into Central America, where it is restricted to Panama
FeedingFruits, seeds, berries