The Hyacinth Macaw or Hyacinthuine Macaw is an indigenous parrot of Central and Eastern South America. This bird, native to palm trees, is the giant and longest flying parrot of the Psittacidae family. They inhibit the Pantanal, a natural region of grassland forest stretching from Brazil, Bolivia to Paraguay, The Cerrado, tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, and the eastern Amazon Basin of Brazil. They fly and stay in groups. As they are social birds, they nest on palm trees. The biological name of this bird is Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus. These birds are long-lived, and their lifespan can reach up to 50 years even in the wild. They are playful birds, and they use their beaks, tongue, and feet to invade new objects. Owing to their cheerful nature, vibrant coloring, and ability to learn words, birds of this species are qualified as popular pets.
Humans threaten the Hyacinth Macaws’ population due to illegal pet trade, cultivation, and habitat degeneration. With the outstandingly loud, fearless, curious, passive, and predictable nature of this species, along with its unique identity in its captivity, these species are explicitly vulnerable to capture, shooting, and habitat destruction. To find out more, read on