Military macaw

/Military macaw

Military macaws are a medium-large species of macaw that are found in some fragmented areas of Central and South America. They are mostly green, some of their feathers being more of a yellow green, the under-wing being yellowish, with turquoise wing and tail feathers. They also have a distinctive red forehead, and their bald eye patch has a few thin black lines of feathers. They are social, usually found in pairs or flocks of up to 10.  Like other macaws, they also gather at clay licks. They are also monogamous, usually mating with only one other bird for life. They are vocal communicators and make loud calls that can be heard far from the bird. Interestingly, their faces turn red in a “blush” if they are excited.