Blue-and-Gold Macaws are a large species of parrot native to South America. They are instantly recognisable because of their striking colouration- blue on top and yellow underneath. They also have bald faces with a few lines of small black feathers near the eyes. They are a social species with complicated sets of communications. Though they spend most of their time with their mate in the breeding season, they often flock outside of that time. They mate for life and sometimes even select their mate before they are reproductively mature.