Macaws are long-tailed, often colourful New World parrots.
Found naturally in woodlands of tropical South America from Trinidad and Venezuela south to south Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. It extends slightly into Central America, where it is restricted to Panama. It is an endangered species in Trinidad.
Most species are associated with forests, especially rainforests, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats.
Proportionately larger beaks, long tails, and relatively bare, light-coloured, medial (facial patch) areas distinguish macaws from other parrots.
A macaw's facial feather pattern is as unique as a fingerprint
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