|Hahn's macaw (D. n. nobilis)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- Online Book of Parrots - Genus Diopsittaca
- Alderton, David (2003). The ultimate encyclopedia of caged and aviary birds. London, England: Hermes House. p. 237. .