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Mini-macaw When most people think of macaws they think of the majestic blue and golds and scarlets. But there are also mini-macaws like this Illigers here. An easy way to tell if a bird is a macaw is that they will always have a bare patch of skin around the eye.<br />
This one is eating a nut..only way I could get him to sit still! Blue-winged Macaw,Geotagged,Primolius maracana,South Africa,Spring,birds,parrots Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Mini-macaw

When most people think of macaws they think of the majestic blue and golds and scarlets. But there are also mini-macaws like this Illigers here. An easy way to tell if a bird is a macaw is that they will always have a bare patch of skin around the eye.
This one is eating a nut..only way I could get him to sit still!

    comments (3)

  1. Just when I thought I had seen most very similar looking green macaws, a new one pops up. Excellent! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Lovely! Posted 7 years ago
  3. Excellent! Posted 7 years ago

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The Blue-winged Macaw , in aviculture more commonly known as Illiger's Macaw, is a species of macaw found in central and eastern South America. It was previously placed in the genus ''Ara'' or ''Propyrrhura''. Blue-winged Macaws have been known to reach an age of 50–60 years.

Similar species: Parrots
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Nov 27, 2012. Captured Nov 27, 2012 10:28 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/332s
  • ISO500
  • 200mm