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This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly, But Unlike Anything Alive Today
The animal's wings resemble those of pheasants, but it couldn't flap quite like today's birds.
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Rare Baby Bird Fossil Found In Dino Era Rock
The 127-million-year-old hatchling could provide insight into avian evolution.
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Oil And Gas Drilling Is Causing Birds To Have Fewer Chicks
A new study is the first in any animal to link noise pollution to stress and show that this connection can disrupt reproduction.
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Why These Birds Carry Flames In Their Beaks
Australia's indigenous peoples have long observed "firehawks" spreading wildfires throughout the country's tropical landscapes.
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New Feathered Dinosaur Had Four Wings but Couldn't Fly
In a surprise for paleontologists, the well-preserved fossil suggests that the animal spent its life scampering around on the forest floor.
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This New Parrot Species Sounds Like a Hawk
A new study says the bright, noisy bird have escaped notice in Mexico's Yucatán forests—but parrot experts are sceptical.
About Macaw

Macaws are beautiful, brilliantly coloured members of the parrot family.

Many macaws have vibrant plumage. The colouring is suited to life in Central and South American rain forests, with their green canopies and colourful fruits and flowers. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits.

Fast Facts 

Type: Bird

Diet: Omnivore

Average life span in the wild: Up to 60 years

Size: 11.8 to 39.5 in (30 to 100 cm)

Weight: 4.5 oz to 3.75 lbs (129 to 1,695 g)

Group name: Flock

Did you know? The hyacinth macaw—the largest of all parrots—has an enormous wingspan of more than 4 ft (127 cm).

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