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 Great Green Macaw

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Buffon's Macaw Alternate name
Ara ambigua Scientific name 
Psittaciformes Order
Psittacidae Family   
85?90 cm 1.3 kg The worlds heaviest parrot. Length
Tropical forest, below 1,500 m. In:- Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Panama. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 to 3 white eggs. Incubation by female, 28 days fledging 70 - 85 days. Clutch
Orchids Food  
gregarious often forming large flocks. Habits
1548  World Number
Endangered Status

view photos Photo August 26, 2007 by Maciek StL all rights reserved

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Great Green Macaw song
(Ara ambiguus)
Jorgen Peter Kjeldsen XC343
?-05-2004, Nicaragua

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