Red-shouldered Macaw

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Red-shouldered Macaw
Hahn's Macaw (D. n. nobilis)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Psittacinae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Diopsittaca
Ridgway, 1912
Binomial name
Diopsittaca nobilis
(Linnaeus 1758)

The Red-shouldered Macaw is a species of parrot. There are three sub-species. They are green with red shoulder flashes.

The birds are sometimes sold as pets. The are smaller than most macaws, and bond well with humans. They are intelligent birds, so many people keep them as companion animals. They are from South America, and eat fruits, nuts, and seeds.

The Red-shouldered Macaw nests in a hole in a tree. There are usually three or four white eggs in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for about 24 to 26 days, and the chicks fledge from the nest about 54 days after hatching.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alderton, David (2003). The ultimate encyclopedia of caged and aviary birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 237. ISBN 1-84309-164-X .