Monday, May 30, 2011

Pretty Macaw is world largest flying parrot species

The Hyacinth Macaw is native to central and eastern South America. Also known as the Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) is not only the biggest and the macaw, but also the largest species of parrots flying in the world. Though the flightless Kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at 3.5 kg.

The Hyacinth Macaw is an threatened species. Although generally very small in number, remains locally common in the Pantanal in Brazil, where he has been a particular program, the Hyacinth Macaw Project, involving artificial nests and awareness campaigns launched by several eco-lodges, and many farmers and the protection of macaws on their land.

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